Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Ronald Gilbert James Aka John Moody

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Ronald Gilbert James Aka John Moody

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Moody, Ronald Gilbert James aka John

Jul. 8, 1922 - Sep. 17, 2016

John, born in England, joined the Royal Merchant Navy at 16 years of age, transferring to the Royal Navy at the outbreak of World War II. When he was 21 his ship was torpedoed, resulting in a fractured back for John, and subsequent shore duty in Durban, South Africa.__ At war's end he immigrated to South Africa, married, sold real estate, and eventually started his own company, building travel trailers. He was extremely successful, and thrived for many years. Circumstances changed in South Africa just before Independence in the late 60's, and manufacturing became increasingly difficult. Friends in California offered a position in manufactured housing, for John and his wife, Betty. …

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