Ronald Sellin, a beloved member of the Cathedral City community, passed away on December 28, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of achievement and a profound impact on all who knew him. Born on November 27, 1938, in Seattle, WA, Ronald's life journey was one marked by extraordinary dedication and unwavering commitment.
Ronald embarked on an extensive career in corporate sales, with the last four decades dedicated to the insurance industry. He began his journey with Mutual of Omaha and subsequently thrived as an independent broker for the past 32 years. Through his remarkable work ethic and exceptional business acumen, Ronald became a respected figure in the field, earning the admiration and trust of clients and colleagues alike.
While his professional achievements were impressive, Ronald's impact extended far beyond the realm of sales. His education played a crucial role in shaping his character and honing his abilities. He proudly graduated from West Seattle High School before pursuing higher education at the University of Washington.
In addition to his thriving career and educational accomplishments, Ronald also dedicated himself to serving his country as a member of the U.S. Army and National Guard. His commitment to duty exemplified his deep love for his nation.
Outside of work and military service, Ronald found great joy in indulging his passions. An avid sports fan with an unwavering loyalty to local teams, he enthusiastically cheered for the Huskies, Seahawks, Mariners, and Sonics (before they became history). In recent years, he found further excitement as he passionately supported the newest addition to Seattle's sports landscape—the Kraken.
While Ronald achieved so much professionally and personally, it was his active involvement in community organizations that truly set him apart. Throughout Cathedral City, he was a well-known figure esteemed for his tireless dedication and exemplary leadership. Ronald served on the Planning Commission with distinction; during his tenure lasting several years—including two years as Chairman—he tirelessly worked to shape the future of the city he held dear.
Additionally, Ronald served as President of both the Chamber of Commerce and the Cathedral City Rotary Club. Through his strategic vision, he fostered economic growth, championed community development, and paved the way for a brighter future. His commitment to these organizations demonstrated his selflessness and deep-rooted desire to contribute positively to society.
Beyond his professional accomplishments and community involvement, Ronald cherished his family above all else. He shared a beautiful life with his adoring wife Diana, who brought him immense happiness throughout their 53 years together. His love extended to his children as well—Michael and Stephan—who were a constant source of pride and joy. Michael's loving wife, Graciela, became an integral part of the family, further enriching their lives.
Ronald's relationship with his brother Robert remained an unbreakable bond, providing him with unwavering support and strength throughout the years. Their connection was marked by a profound understanding and genuine camaraderie that truly defined brotherhood.
As the news of Ronald's passing spreads through the community, there is no doubt that he will be remembered as an exceptional individual who made an indelible impact on those around him. His unwavering dedication to his profession, profound involvement in community organizations, and deep love for his family will forever be etched in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known him.
A Funeral Service will be held to celebrate Ronald Sellin's remarkable life on January 20, 2024 from 4-5 p.m. The services will take place at Forest Lawn - Cathedral City - Ramon Chapel located at 69855 East Ramon Road, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Friends, family, colleagues, and all whose lives were touched by Ronald are invited to come together in honoring his memory during this difficult but meaningful time.
Ronald Sellin leaves behind a void that cannot be filled but also an enduring legacy that will continue to inspire and light the way for others. His compassion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to both his community and loved ones serve as a powerful reminder of the impact one individual can make. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory forever be a blessing to all whose lives he touched.
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