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Ron Funk, 90

Ron Funk, 90

Robert D. “Ron” Funk, former editor of the Santa Monica Outlook and a California newspaperman from the 1950s to 2002, died at home in Santa Barbara on May 12, 2017, a Santa Barbara News-Press obituary said. He was 90.

Funk’s father, Jake, was CNPA president in 1947; his brother Dean was president in 1975. Ron, a Stanford journalism alum, was a former United Press reporter before going to work in the family’s newspapers.

He and Deane later owned and operated the Inyo Register in Bishop and the old Mono Herald.