Ronald H. Posyton Sr.

Ronald H. Posyton Sr. of Westfield, N.J., passed away Tuesday at Overlook Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was 77.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, N.J. A service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. Condolences can be sent to
Born in Elizabeth, N.J., Ronald resided in Westfield, N.J., with his wife, Carol, where they raised a loving family. He was a partner with Smith Cadillac in Elizabeth, N.J., before becoming a consultant with McGuire Cadillac in Woodbridge, N.J.
He was a chairman and co-founder of Crime Stoppers, president and Man of the Year, N.J. Division for the American Cancer Society. He was on the advisory board for Elizabeth Development and served on the advisory committee for both Congressman Matthew Rinaldo and Congressman Robert Franks.
He was on the advisory board for Cadillac on the Northeast and a board member for several financial institutions in New Jersey and for both the Westfield YMCA and Evergreen Cemetery.
He was an incredible volunteer who gave his time and energy to helping others. He will be missed by all who loved him and knew him.
Ronald was predeceased by his parents, Lucius and Anita Positan, and two brothers, Robert and Wayne. Surviving are his devoted wife, Carol (nee: Costine); his loving children, daughter, Elizabeth Harbaugh and her husband, Mark; his son, Ronald Jr.; daughter, Jill Berry and her husband, Stephen; he was the cherished grandfather of nine and dear brother of Russell Posyton.
When a good man dies, it diminishes the light in all of us.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Westfield Rescue Squad, 335 Watterson St., Westfield, N.J. 07090.