Ronald Ulm

Ronald E Ulm

Sunday, August 29th, 1943 - Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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Ronald E. Ulm, 76, passed away peacefully on Nov. 7th in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Ron was born in 1943 in Hartford, Connecticut. He spent summers in Center Harbor growing up as a child, where he met the love of his life, Debbie, at age 14. After graduating from high school in Manchester, Connecticut, Ron and his family moved to Center Harbor where they opened the Center Harbor Sport Shop in 1957. In 1968, Ron and Debbie married in Winchester, Massachusetts, but returned to Center Harbor to raise their family. They had four children who helped run the Sport Shop for many years. The Center Harbor Sport Shop was a passion for Ron, who loved to interact will all of his loyal customers and looked forward to seeing seasonal friends year after year. Many of his life-long friendships were forged during his years at the Sport Shop. He retired from the Sport Shop in 1996 and went on to work in various antique shops in the area, where he loved to reminisce with customers and friends about the items for sale.

During his years at the Sport Shop he loved to attend the annual Boston Boat Show, where he set up his sailboat display. He was also a part of the Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby for many years, selling fishing licenses and helping to organize the derby. Ron’s favorite event was the Center Harbor Foot Race, held on the Fourth of July each year. Ron founded the footrace in 1978 and it was sponsored by the Sport Shop each year. He loved organizing it and being there on race day to greet all the racers. He spent hours setting it up each year and loved every minute of the whole event. He was a member of the Inter-Lakes Boosters and enjoyed selling tickets at the door to all the sporting events. He loved interacting with all the students, parents and teachers he saw there every week. Ron was also involved with the Bay District Sewer Commission which kept him involved in current events in the community.

Golfing was one of Ron’s favorite pastimes, and he rarely missed his weekly golf game at Waukewan Golf Club during the summer months. He also enjoyed traveling to Colorado and Georgia to see his family. He was an avid cribbage player and loved to play poker. Ron always loved to attend his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events to cheer them on.
His calm and gentle demeanor will be greatly missed by everyone. He was everybody’s friend and was always kind to everyone he knew.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Deborah (Rooney) Ulm; his four children, Stacey Hough and partner Robert Dunlap Jr. of Moultonborough, Christopher Ulm and wife Angie of Waleska, GA, Stephen Ulm and wife Tara of Golden, CO and Rebecca Weiss and husband Scott of Meredith. He also leaves nine grandchildren, Jordan and Mason Hough, Anna Catherine, Bennett and Collin Ulm, Hayden and Chase Ulm and Andrew and Evan Weiss. Ron was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Edna (Evans) Ulm and his two brothers, Clifford (Skip) Ulm and R. Leigh Ulm.

Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home in Meredith on Friday, November 15 from 5-7pm. Church services will be on Saturday, November 16th at 11 am at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Meredith. A celebration of life will be held at Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor on Saturday, November 16th from 1-4pm. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mayhew Funeral Home
    204 Daniel Webster Highway
    MEREDITH, NH 03253
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
    300 NH Route 25
    Meredith, NH 03253
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Private Condolence

Anthony A Chiarello

Posted at 03:45pm
On behalf of the Chiarello family, we wanted to offer our prayers and condolences to Debbie and the entire Ulm family. We too have wonderful memories from the Sport Shop days in Center Harbor. Respectfully, Anthony, Charles and Paula Chiarello...

Lynne Chiarello

Posted at 04:31pm
My dearest Debbie, my heart goes out to you and your family. May you find peace in all the wonderful memories and friendships you have created in your lives in Center Harbor. My memories go way back from my first summer as a baby in 1958, on Lake Shore Drive, knowing your family. I remember your big black sheep dog and you babysat me too! I met
Ronnie too from my dad. I remember getting my Moccasins there every summer with my dad! My dad died in his thirties, so talking with Ronnie was special because I felt close to my dad... I wii sure miss seeing you two together, a sweet man and easy to talk to. He’ll be missed by many... all my love, Lynne Chiarello

Randy & Charon Dumont

Posted at 04:17pm
Becky and Family,
It is never easy losing a parent. He will always be with you with your love,
We send our love. Randy & Charon Dumont

Skip Welsh

Posted at 01:29pm
My deepest sympathy to Deb and Children...although it's been a long time, many fond memories will always be in my mind and heart.

Mark Gaeta

Posted at 11:18am
Ron and my Dad (Matt) were friends from years ago, (60's). I knew Ron through my Dad, being a kid and growing up summering in Center Harbor. The Sports Shop was THE place we went to for everything from bait to boating registrations to fuel. Ronnie was a great guy, always had a smile on his face and took extra time to chat. Lots of summer memories that he was a part of, a bigger than life personality for sure! Thoughts & prayers to Debbie and the family - Mark & Matt Gaeta

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