Your spirit is with us more than ever and will be all the way through eternity. I will never stop sharing the joy your life brought to us all and the special memories you left for all your friends and family.
Your devoted brother and best friend,
Happy Birthday, Ronaldo! We celebrated YOU and your life and amazing spirit last night - with food, music, nature, laughter, and a huge cotton candy with a marshmallow and candle on top! All the things you love. I love you so much and think of you every day. I know you're with me, big brother. Happy Birthday! xxKath
IN REMEMBRANCE OF YOUR BIRTHDAY, YOU ARE MISSED EVERY DAY BUT ESPECIALLY TODAY! MEMORIES OF A HAPPY BIRTHDAY
ALL MY LOVE, YOUR SISTER PATTY
RON, MY LITTLE BROTHER, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I WILL CHERISH ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES WE SHARED.THOUGH WE ARE FAR APART, YOU WILL ALWAYS AND FOREVER BE ALIVE WITHIN MY HEART.
He came in the library to check out movies all the time. Always had a smile and a warm greeting for those of us at the front desk. Just found out today-such a shock. I am so sorry for your loss.
Ronnie was the light in our lives, full of love, passion, personality and curiosity. He was always the one who checked in on everyone, with an open heart, warmth and a big smile. He made us laugh and see the world from a unique point of view. Ron had the kind of wisdom one only gains from living life. He loved animals and had a particular fascination with all species of birds. He was kind, gentle and patient with the elderly and children. Ronnie was one of a kind. He was my big brother. He protected me. There are no words to describe the loss of such a beautiful and spirited big brother.
It's been years since we've seen Ron, but this picture (and this smile) remind us of the special person we new and enjoyed at WIU. He was a part of our lives for a short time but his soul touched our lives forever. Rest in peace friend.
My thoughts and heart are with all of you.
If you're going through hell, keep going – Winston Churchill.
I saw Ron as a man with a huge capacity to love his family, friends and life. His extraordinary smile, generosity, intelligence, and authentic concern for others will always be remembered.
Lord, Jesus, lovingly welcome into Your presence our deceased friend, Ron, who has completed his journey on this earth, and has gone to rest in the hope of rejoicing with You forever in Heaven. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may Your perpetual light shine upon him!
Richie and family~ May God be with you during this tragic time. We were so blessed to have been together at our St Paul Reunion just a few weeks ago. RIP Ronny.
Sandy and George,
I have no words to express my deep sadness for you. No parent expects to suffer the loss of a child. When you get home to Ponce Inlet, know that you have many friends who love you and care about your pain.
I cannot express the sadness I feel. Aunt Sandra, Uncle George, Rich, Patty, Kathy, family members. I am praying that the memories you have will carry you through this difficult time. I am so very thankful that I was able to celebrate Ron's 50th birthday with you all and to experience Ron's joyful soul. Ron will be missed. We will be thinking about you and sending our prayers and love. Love Susan & Aaron
The smile says it all - enjoying life, every day, every minute - what a novel idea. What we lost, Heaven gained - say Hi to my Mom, Ron - we'll all be together soon enough.
That smile says it all - going through life having fun - what a novel idea. Nobody did it better. I love you, Ron and I'll see you again soon enough - Say "hi" to my Mom
May god's peace be with you.
The Magic of the English Garden
"Build it and they will come" - "I have a dream", but how, what and who will help me? A fresh canvas waiting to be painted.... who knew that bumping into old friends would be the beginning of a beautiful friendship that would blossom into a deep love.
A work of art was created when 2 minds came together and envisioned a backyard setting to be enjoyed and admired.
Ron was up for the task at hand and with a vision, long hours and several runs to Menards the canvas came to life.
The English Garden has brought many hours, days and evenings of enjoyment - a respite in the midst of the hustle and bustle of daily life - as Ron would say - A place to "stop and smell the roses".
Ron, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the love and extra effort you put into creating my backyard paradise.
Forever in my Heart,
The Girl Next Door
Thinking of you and your family, Kathy, sending love and prayers. Diane Penny
Our love and thoughts are with you and your family during this most difficult time. We will always remember Ron's gentle nature and his exuberant personality. We hope your wonderful memories of Ron will bring you comfort and peace in the difficult days ahead.
Kevin and Robyn MacNab
I first met Ron in Jr. High but it was in the last several years that we became close friends.
He was a man of simple means yet lived life fully and gave of himself generously. He was a great son, brother, uncle and friend. I will always remember his smile and laughter and will miss him very much.
Ron you will be missed terribly. He was a great friend. Always there for us whenever we needed a friend. He took very good care of our dogs and loved every minute of doing it. He always smiled when he was around us. He made my kids laugh on several occassions. I hope he is looking down from Heavan smiling, knowing how wonderful many people felt he was.
Our wishes to the family, prayers and thoughts sent your way. My GOD bring you peace and calm during this terrible time. Ron was a wonderful person , that was so full of joy and happiness..... Love to Sandy and George. Love the Johnson Family Lyder, Simone, Cearra and Lincoln
You were always a great friend. I will miss you.
God Bless you all, I remember him as such a kind fun spirit, his laughter contagious! Know that I send you all my love and prayers!
Sandi Bergman Shy
You lit up our life Ron. You will be missed, but never forgotten.
You will always be my brother and my best friend. Your precious soul will live within me forever.