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Ron died July 2, 2017. He grew up in New Jersey, and after graduating from Hackensack High School, graduated from Utah State University, followed by medical school at George Washington University in Washington, DC. While in medical school he joined the Air Force and was subsequently discharged with the rank of Captain. Ron served his residency at the Stanford Medical School (1964-68) and began practicing in his field of OB/GYN 1968-90. In 1991 he moved to McCall, Idaho, and was instrumental in establishing a women's clinic. He stayed active in the medical practice until retirement in 2001. Ron trained in McCall in 1954 while a student at Utah State and jumped out of Idaho City making six fire jumps.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Gunther, Ronald E. (Idaho City 1954)" (2017). Smokejumper Obituaries. 630.