Ron Doran, a longtime automation expert and friend to many in the field, passed away on December 2nd 2007 from a stroke. Despite his retired status, RSDoran enjoyed helping the newer generation with automation support as evident by his final post count of 7380 since 2002 on plctalk.net.
Ron was a good guy. Sometimes we agreed, other times we argued, but he was always helpful and never one to flame. Phil Melore, the owner of Plctalk, is collecting money for Ron's family. Here are participation details if you're interested. We'll miss you, my friend.