Paul M. (Lefty) Ronhock died on April 12 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 85.

He was born on July 14, 1936 in Plainville, the son of Clara Rudolph Ronhock and Christian Ronhock and one of six children.

He ventured to the Vineyard in 1954 at the age of 18, and held many jobs throughout his life, including being a milk man and working for a gas company.

He was the Edgartown shellfish warden for two terms in the 1970s and spoke often about being the night watchman during the filming of Jaws and babysitting Bruce the shark at night. He retired from security and being an aircraft fueler at Martha’s Vineyard Airport.

He enjoyed the bowling league during his early years on the Island, fishing the Island waters with his lifelong friend Tousa Tilton, raising his two children with his former wife Beatrice J. Lawry and spending time with all his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Lefty was predeceased by his four brothers and one sister. He is survived by his son Gary Ronhock and partner Evet Hines of Edgartown; Brenda Fauteux and her husband Henry Fauteux of Edgartown; grandchildren George Fauteux and his fiancé Brianna Strelecki, Ashley Fauteux, and Mallory Calamare and her husband Dante Calamare of Oak Bluffs; four greatgranddaughters; one great-great grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

A private service is planned for later in the spring in honor of his favorite pastime.