Buroker, Ronald W.
December 6, 1941 - February 28, 2014
On February 28, God did what he thought best, and stood beside you and whispered, "come and rest". Ron departed this life after a long and courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
He was born in Chicago, IL and the family headed west to Garden Grove, CA in 1950. He later attended Garden Grove High School. Married and divorced, he was drafted (age 24) into the US Army and served in the Vietnam War
. Years later he moved to Riverside where he resided until his death. He was surrounded by family, friends, and his faithful dogs Hunter and Willy.
Ron was a successful General/Framing Contractor. He deeply loved the outdoors with special passions for hunting, fishing and camping. His other pleasures included classic cars, world travels throughout Europe, Africa, Ireland, New Zealand and Alaska, and many road trips all over the U.S... He enjoyed his hunting dogs, NASCAR racing, and working in his citrus groves while riding on his vintage tractor. He cherished fishing in Cabo San Lucas, and in Big Bear, where he had second homes. Ron's morning routine started with eggs for breakfast (every day), and always had a thermos of coffee at his side. One great joy of his was the Super-bowl parties, at his home, which were often more entertaining, than some of the games. His "bucket list" was by no means completed, but he came very close.
Ron was preceded in death by his former wife, Marilyn (1995). He is survived by his wife, Louisa of the home; his father, Patrick Buroker (residing in Alabama); brothers, Douglas Zollweg (his wife Debbie) and Van Zollweg; his children (son) Tommy (his wife Lori) and (daughter) Patty (residing in Washington St.); Louisa's children and a multitude of grandchildren, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ron also leaves behind a legion of friends that he made during his journey of life.
Services and interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery, in Riverside, CA for family and invited guests. A celebration of Ron's life will be announced at a later date. Shannon Bryan Mortaury