Ronald James Day, the only child of the late W. Felix (co-founder of Kaiser Permanente Medical) and Jane Day (Registered Nurse), was born in Oakland, CA on July 24, 1946. His family resided in Oakland, CA, during his youth. He and his father would hunt for tribal arrowheads in Arizona and Utah on school breaks, and they both were car enthusiasts. Ron was devoted to his mother; after her retirement, and as she aged, he cared for her in his home until she passed at age 98.
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of California in Berkeley, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence, from The University of Southern California. Admitted to the Bar in 1976, he practiced law in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He turned his gun enthusiast hobby into a small business in his Hayward, CA garage in the 1980s. After years of steady growth, Ron and his company moved to Oakdale, CA, where he built an impressive wholesale distribution facility in 2002. His passion and business, Infinity Sports Inc./Gun Accessory Supply (GAS) still stands strong today, thriving due to the dedication, resourcefulness, hard work, and support of his “work family.”
Ron was blessed with an inherited large family after marrying the love of his life and soulmate Rebecca Jones (one of nine children) on Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, CA, on June 14, 2003. Then in the California Oakland Temple, they took covenanted vows, sealing their love and marriage for eternity. He was gifted the opportunity to be a father to four children, Melissa Jones (Matthew), Christina Bushell (Adam), Daniel Weber (Ashley), and Jace Weber. As a Papa, he gave and received enduring and tender love through relationships with his 12 grandchildren, ages three to 19, providing experiences and making memories together. As a father, uncle, brother-in-law, grandfather, and industry leader he was a man, to look up to and trust as he enriched and served his family, instilling confidence and esteem.
Ron was a sophisticated intellectual, an avid reader, and a researcher. His favorite subject was trains or wine or astronomy or guns or cars or business and beyond. Ron had a masterful use of the English language and possessed intriguing wisdom that looked beyond the obvious. He had a love for the finer things in life and collected many of them, including very impressive and beautiful art pieces.
He is remembered for his sense of humor and ability to navigate life with authority and thoughtfulness. Ron was one of the most generous souls aiding in the progression of others’ lives. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities, including as a Counselor to the Bishop and High Council member; he especially loved the youth. Ron made those around him feel safe; his consistency, strength of character, and vision blessed many, his influence will continue to be felt in the lives of those he loved.
To the devastation of his wife and family, Ron passed away from complications of chronic illness in the comfort of his Oakdale home on March 23, 2022, at the age of 75, with his wife at his side.
The family had a small intimate viewing and is planning an occasion to celebrate Ron’s life this summer.
Ronald James Day’s legacy will continue to live through his profound impact on all who knew him; his Family, Law Associates, and Firearms Industry professionals who became his dearest friends.
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March 30, 2022