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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:00 pm

The first manager of the Micke Grove Zoo when it opened in 1957 has died.

Ronald Theodore Reuther, who has led a full life as a zoo manager and countless other pursuits, died Oct. 4 at his home in Belvedere, Marin County. He was 77.

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  • posted at 1:55 pm on Sat, Oct 27, 2007.


    I knew Ron at the Western Aerospace Museum, as it was known while he was there. He got me working with Fred Patterson in 1997 and that got me into flying again after 45 years away from it and to be working on a Lockheed L10 like Amelia Earhart's. I agreed with him about Amelia Earhart's disappearance. He was a good friend and my wife and I will miss him a lot. He attended our 50th anniversary 2 years ago. He was a great guy!

  • posted at 2:34 am on Sat, Oct 27, 2007.


    This is Douglas Westfall, Historical Publisher. Ron was a good friend although from a distance as I live in So. Cal. I attended his Earhart Forums at the Oakland Museum and talked with him often.

    He is listed on the Acknowledgement page of our new book: The Hunt For Amelia Earhart.

    We will surely miss him.

    Douglas Westfall



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