Ronald G. Smith, Sr.
02/22/1947 - 10/02/2020
Ronald (Ron) G. Smith, Sr., 73, of Virginia, (formally of New Jersey) was welcomed into
God’s loving arms October 2, 2020 at 3:15 a.m. surrounded by family. A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Chaplain Daniel Triestman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a go fund me page has been established to defer medical and funeral costs. Https://gf.me/u/y3j2bu. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.
Ron was born on February 22, 1947 in Trenton, NJ to Robert J. Smith, Sr. and Helen M. Smith (Ware). Ron graduated from Trenton Central High, class of 1965. Ron started his career in newspaper at the Trenton Times then the Trentonion. It was at that time that he met the love of his life, Linda Woldanski and started a family. Ron spent a short time as a printer before taking a job with Fritolay as a sales rep. Ron then went on to sell cars and eventually became an advertising sales rep at the Burlington County Times. After retirement, Ron moved to Minnesota to be with his grandchildren. During his retirement he spent his time doing different part time jobs. One of his favorite jobs was as a delivery driver for his daughters deli (Deli-icious). He loved bringing a smile to everyone he visited; Ron loved talking to everyone. Ron’s favorite pastime was spending the weekends at their boat in Barnegate Bay, New Jersey. Ron was an extremely loving man and was extremely loved in return.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. Smith, Sr. and Helen Smith; brother, Robert J. Smith, Jr.; and sister-in-law, Alberta Smith.
Ron is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda of Virginia; 3 children, Ronald (Angela) Smith, Jr. of Virginia; Melanie (Michael) Smith of Chisholm, and Sarah (Cory) Burton of Grand Rapids; 5 grandchildren, Robert Burton, Amanda (Aaron) Vilbrandt, Corrin (Nick) Burton, Brianna (Zach) Vilbrandt and Savannah Burton; one great grandson, baby boy Tuominen to be born in January; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Honorary bearers are Aaron Diltz, Zachary Tuominen, Robert Burton, Ronald Smith, Jr., Michael Jugovich, Andrew Jugovich, and Cory Maver.