Ron Firth FSMAE - 1928-2013

It is with much sadness that we report the death of Ron Firth FSMAE, who passed away on 20 Dec 2013 at the age of 85.

Ron had been an active aeromodeller for much of his life, and in November 1970 he had been appointed a Fellow of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers.   He also served as Society Chairman during 1971-1972.  In later life he became an avid plastic model constructor, graduating from Airfix to scratch-build vacu-formed models.

He is survived by his wife Joan, son Michael and daughter Vicky and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

There will be a funeral service at the Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium, Sheffield, at 1130hrs Thursday 16 January 2014.  This will be followed by a family-only reception.  

No flowers thank you, but donations to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund c/o John Heath and Sons, 2- 16 Earsham Street, Sheffield S4 7LS, would be welcomed.