Ron passed away on March 24, 2017 after a very brief illness. He was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, the son of Ronald F. and Sylvia (Sue) L. York. Ron was an alumnus of Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, class of ’ 80 and a proud graduate of Florida State University.
He had many friends in Florida and in Milwaukee, WI where he spent 15 years working in hospitality management, most notably at the Milwaukee Hilton. He lived in Orlando, Florida for many years and was with the Wyndham. In 2014, Ron moved to DeLand, FL where he was a devoted son to his widowed mother. He enjoyed happy days gardening and raising their puppy, Chloe. Ron especially loved decorating for the holidays and putting up a beautiful light display.
He is survived by his mother Sylvia as well as sister, Dalia Patterson-Charles of Brunswick, GA, brother, Lynn B. York of Jupiter, FL, nieces Devin and Lauren Patterson, and nephew Hunter York. He will be joyously greeted in Heaven by his dad, Ron York, Sr., and niece Heather York.
Ron’s friendly personality and great sense of humor will be much missed by his family and many friends.
A celebration of Ron’s life will take place at a mass on April 7th, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Peter Catholic Church, 420 New York Avenue, DeLand, FL. In leu of flowers, donations to Journey’s End Animal Sanctuary PO Box 220163, Glenwood, FL 32722-0163 would be gratefully appreciated.