The HVAC industry lost a valued member of its tight-knit community too early in his career, on March 20, 2006, when Ron Cameron, 38, of West Chester, Pa., passed away while working on the job for his employer Delcard Associates of New Castle, Del.

Ron began his HVAC career working with his father and siblings in their family business; John H. Cameron & Sons Inc. in Chadds Ford, Pa., from 1979 through 2000. Shortly after the company was sold, Ron departed to join R&D Heating and Cooling of Kennett Square, Pa. and worked there as an installer through late 2005 before joining Delcard to work as a commercial sheet metal mechanic.

According to his brother Drew Cameron, "Ron brought an undeniable pride, passion, and energy to everything he did. He was known for being a hard worker with a great work ethic that could always be counted on to give 110 percent. He was a valued employee, caring co-worker, trusted friend, wonderful uncle and godfather, giving brother and brother-in-law, loving son, and a good man that this industry, his family, and his friends will miss dearly, but remember fondly."

Ron is survived by his mother Bunny Cameron of Kennett Square, Pa.; father, John H. Cameron Sr. and his wife Glenda (Ron's other mom) of Chadds Ford, Pa.; brother John Cameron Jr., a salesperson with Oliver Heating & Cooling, and his wife Karen of Kennett Square, Pa.; brother Drew Cameron, president of HVAC Sellutions, and his wife Mary Ellen of Kennett Square, Pa.; and his twin sister Heather Treml, vice president of Delcard Associates, and her husband and business partner Rick of Middletown, Del.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made in honor of Ron to the American Heart Association at 625 West Ridge Pike, Suite A100; Conshohocken, PA 19428, 610-940-9540 or to the St. Michael Lutheran Church Building Fund at 109 E. Doe Run Road, Unionville, PA 19375.

Publication date: 04/03/2006