I received this E Mail today, and am very saddened to hear of Ron's passing. As requested, I am posting it here.
This is Chris Gutowski (Ron's son). As the title mentions, my father passed away on 1/28/12 due to infection and complete renal failure. Here is a link to his obituary: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dig...0&locale=en-US
My father spoke all of the time for his passion for Trains and the Trainz software package and forum. He absolutely loved this. I was just recently able to get into his email so I am sending emails to his contacts and put an auto responder for all new message. I'll be checking his account periodically but if you need to contact me for any reason, i can be reached at cgutowski at G mail dot com. I would ask you to post his passing in the forum as I know he would have wanted all his contacts to know. It's also OK to put my email as contact information in your forum post if you choose to do so.
Note that I have emailed a few others from the forum that have had similar concerns since he has not been active.
All of his health complications started on Christmas day. It was a very rough month for him until he passed away. He went peacefully.
I have a passion for trains as well so one day you might just see me in the forums.