April 10, 1963
Commissaryman Second Class
UNITED STATES NAVY
Ronald Arthur Muise was born on March 10, 1932, in New York City, but he moved with his family to Mystic, Conn., at an early age. A descendant of first American settlers, there have been seafaring men on both sides of his family for several generations.
At one time, his father was a commercial fisherman; and some of Ronald's most enjoyable boyhood days were spent with his father fishing. For a hobby, he naturally turned to building boats and ship models of all types. His chief interest, however, was his work; and Ronald spent much of his free time improving his cooking skills.
Ronald completed elementary school in Mystic, and he attended high school in Groton, Conn. He was an average student who excelled in athletics, and he won several awards in track competition. He affiliated with the Naval Reserve while still in high school, and he enlisted in the regular Navy in April 1950.
After completing recruit training, Ronald was assigned to the attack cargo ship, U.S.S. Betelgeuse (AK 260). Several of his early duty assignments took him to Japan. His duty assignments included the Rodman Naval Station in the Panama Canal Zone, and a Navy construction battalion in the western Pacific.
Having volunteered for submarine duty, Ronald was graduated from Submarine School in June 1962. He was assigned to the Thresher on October 17, 1962.
During his service career, he was twice awarded the Navy's Good Conduct Medal; and he also received the National Defense Service medal for service in the Korean emergency.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Runnals Tierney, now living
in Los Angeles, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Marilyn Muise Berman, of Sepulveda,