Rest in Peace Ron Bellomy, Owner of River Bend Antiques
Ron Bellomy. What a great guy. I first met him from a mutual friend back in early '91 (thanks Malcom Ryker). There he was, king of the antiques down at Riverbend in Davenport.
He ruled over those resting artifacts full of historical and hysterical significance as if he was also one of them. I spent many afternoons thereafter just hanging at the shop, talking about life. About the people who had shaped ours. About Music.
He was like a walking talking encyclopedia of everything. Everything. Warm, genuine, and somehow just a little bit cooler than everyone else in the room. When I look at the furnishings in my home, everywhere I turn I see Ron. He was someone who saw worth in things that others may have cast aside. That's about the best thing I can say about a person.
Godspeed my brother. Rest in Peace.