Obituary of Ronado Aybar Golden
Ronado “ Tippy” Aybar Golden
Ronado was born October 8, 1961 in Manhattan to Gertrude Golden and Rudolf Aybar. It was early in his life that he gained the nickname “Tippy” , which he was affectionately called throughout his almost 62 years. Tippy spent the early part of his life in the city until he moved up to Dutchess County at six years old. While he had the opportunity to live in various parts of the beautiful Hudson Valley, Tippy settled in the Town of Wappinger, sharing a home with a few friends that became part of his extended family. They say that “Friends are the Family you chose for yourself “, and Tippy was fortunate to be surrounded by friends he chose to love as his own.
Tippy was a quiet and observant man, however if there was such a thing as someone who smiled “loudly”, well that was him! His smile made you smile and left a lasting impression. There are few people who speak of him without mentioning that smile. It was as big as his heart. And if wearing a smile like that wasn’t enough, he always dressed to impress! Tippy loved to look good and was well known for his fabulous collection of sneakers.
Tippy was an active person with lots of indoor and outdoor hobbies. He loved the water and was an active swimmer. He loved hiking and camping, making lots of great memories on vacations with his friends in Lake George. Tippy was a fantastic bowler, a pastime he loved and really excelled at. And while he was a social and outgoing man, he was content being around animals, working on puzzles, relaxing and watching his Yankees win!
Tippy is survived by his many friends, who became his family at Greystone Programs and loved him dearly over the last four decades together. He will be missed by his good friends at Abilities First, where he spent days socializing and giving back to his community.
Friends will gather at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, August 15th, at the Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home located at 55 East Main Street in Wappingers Falls. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. at the funeral home and the interment will follow in the Greystone Plot at Wappingers Rural Cemetery, West Main Street in Wappingers Falls. A gathering of family and friends will happen immediately afterwards at his home in Wappingers Falls.