Ronald Louis Dawe, an equine veterinarian, died Feb. 18. Dawe, who lived in Ocala, Fla., had battled cancer over the past year as well as dementia brought on by a brain injury sustained while treating a horse in 2006. He was 66.
Born in Morristown, N.J., Dawe was educated at Ashland College and Ohio State University, and practiced in such states as Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, and Texas. He specialized in acupuncture, acupressure, and chiropractic and balance techniques. He was a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Florida Association of Equine Practitioners, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association.
Dawe is survived by his wife, Ellen, and their children Lauren, Matthew, and Nathan.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests assistance in helping to offset medical, funeral, and emergency expenses that the family must now endure as they have exhausted their savings and are now losing their home. The American Cancer Society has provided a website for donations: giveforward.com/rondawe.