GOLETA — Goleta resident Ron Gaston recently celebrated his 100th birthday.
The aircraft design engineer was dubbed “man of the day” and commemorated as a beloved resident of Mariposa at Ellwood Shores.
Mr. Gaston worked for Lockheed for 55 years in England and the U.S.
The engineer maintains his hard-earned skills through his love of working with clocks and even built a grandfather clock in his retirement, according to a news release.
Mr. Gaston is married with one daughter named Diane.
“Ron is a joy to be around every day,” Peter Bonilla, executive director of Mariposa at Ellwood Shores, said. “His contagious smile and wisdom keep his friends on their toes. He is well-liked by residents and staff alike.”
Mr. Bonilla thanked the City of Goleta and Mayor Paula Perotte for honoring the merited centenarian.
Mr. Gaston was honored with a proclamation from the city as well as a birthday cake.
— Forrest McFarland