Farewell to VMS Board Member Ron Beldner

On Friday, July 19, VMS Board Director Ronald Beldner passed away at the age of 79. 

Director Beldner, born on December 10, 1940, in the Bronx, earned bachelor’s degrees in business management and industrial psychology at California State University Los Angeles, and received postgraduate training in personnel, data processing and systems development. 

Prior to moving to Laguna Woods Village almost 12 years ago, Director Beldner enjoyed a 32-year career in human resources, budgeting and operations management for commercial, financial, medical and governmental institutions. He served as Deputy Registrar of Voters, County of Los Angeles, for 21 years, and volunteered for multiple civic outreach and social organizations, including Los Angeles fire and law enforcement programs, the Boy Scouts of America, the American Kennel Club and more. 

Before joining the VMS Board of Directors in 2018, Director Beldner was a United Laguna Woods Mutual Board of Directors Past President. As a director, he served on many committees for United and GRF, welcomed prospective buyers as Village docent and, as a 32nd-degree Mason, was President of Masonic Families Organization of Laguna Woods Village. He enjoyed membership in the Chicago Club, the Niftys Club, the Film Club, Friends of the Village and the Community Civic Association. 

He is survived by his wife Cheryl; his children Kevin, Todd and Sabrina Beldner; three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. 

“Ron was a generous colleague who always worked toward the good of the Village,” said Lisa Bender, President of the VMS Board of Directors. “He was always eager to contribute his wise counsel, his time and his energy. He will be missed by the VMS board.”

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