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Gary "Ronnie" Ronald McLin

Gary "Ronnie" Ronald McLin
  • January 9, 1942 - September 11, 2018
  • Ponchatoula, Louisiana

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“We were so sorry to hear about Ronnie.He was always so kind and helpful to others. He will really be missed. We pray that the peace and comfort of...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Bob and Kim Thompson - LA

“We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Ronnie passing away. We have had some great times with you all over the years. He will be deeply missed. Our...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Bruce Herring - Baton Rouge, LA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Debi Brown - Fayetteville, AR

“My sincere condolences. Ginger, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the souls of the faithfully departed Rest In Peace. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Chiles - Metairie, LA

“Ginger & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire Family at this time. I remember the many times of our Kappa Kappa Iota meetings in...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Vega - Ponchatoula, LA

“Oh so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed fishing with He and valley craft in Manchac and lake ponchartrain. Our prayers are with you. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“I met Mr. McLin on a camping trip with my kids and Scott's kids. He was so kind and fun to be around that I found myself wanting to hang out and talk...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Gary Waddle - New Orleans, LA


Gary "Ronnie" Ronald McLin, 76 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He was born in Ponchatoula on January 9, 1942. Ronnie attended Ponchatoula schools and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Industrial Arts Education and his Master's from Loyola University. He taught school in Jefferson Parish for over 30 years. Ronnie was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4874 in Ponchatoula. He served as Grand Knight, past Grand Knight, and Trustee.

Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Virginia "Ginger" Danner McLin. He is also survived by his son Scott McLin and his wife Cherie, his daughters, Dana McLin and her partner Jan, and Erin M. Casey and her husband Jay. His grandchildren include Adrienne, Joseph, Cameron, Katherine, Sean, and Elizabeth. He is also survived by his sister LeAnn Whitener.

Ronnie is preceded in death by his brothers Rene McLin, Jr., and George Eady and his sister Erlene Thompson.

A Rosary for Ronnie will be recited on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 6:30 pm followed by a visitation from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula. Visitation will continue Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ponchatoula. A Funeral Mass celebrating Ronnie's life will immediately follow visitation at 11:00 am in the church. Interment will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery in Ponchatoula.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond.

Ronnie's guest book can be viewed on www.harrymckneely.com.