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Ronald A. Holley
  • October 30, 1934
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  • July 31, 2020

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Ronald A. Holley of Fort Myers, passed away July 31, 2020, at the age of 85, just shy of his and Lorraine’s 46th wedding anniversary. Ron lived a long and very full life. After his service in the United States Air Force, he began a long and varied aviation career, retiring as Vice President of Safety and Compliance at US Airways in 1996.

As most of you know, Ron was the father of six wonderful sons, Brad, Dave, Blake, Scott, Malcolm, and Nick. He was proud of each and every one of them and he was a father they all looked up to. Also grandfather to four; three beautiful granddaughters, Jordan, Lila, and Aletta, and one handsome grandson, Toran.

He had a passion for anything that floated, volunteering many hours at boat museums in Newport, RI., and in Wolfeboro, NH. His favorite accomplishment was spending two years restoring a classic 1941 mahogany runabout. He then enjoyed taking the fruits of his labor cruising Petunia out on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro. Ron enjoyed many other hobbies, including reading, crossword puzzles, the game of golf, skiing (in younger years), and spending quality time with his family.

Lorraine, of course, will miss everything about him, but especially his dancing prowess. “He was the best darn dancer ever!” He will be remembered with much love from all.

If you wish to leave a memorial in Ron’s name, please send to: Hope Hospice, attn. Donations, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL., 33908, or the Iona Hope Episcopal Church Capital Fund, 9650 Gladiolus Dr., Fort Myers, FL., 33908.

Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, Fort Myers, assisted with arrangements.


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  1. 16 Nov 2020
    Dot Hyde-Williams says:
    I’m so sorry for your loss Lorraine. Ron was a really great guy. We have missed both of you at All Saints. I know how hard it is to lose your husband and I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. 28 Aug 2020
    Gail Dietzer says:
    Lorraine and family, I was so sorry to read about Ron’s death. So many memories and fun times over the years. Hugs and prayers. Gail & Kurt

  3. 17 Aug 2020
    joe moses says:
    I had the great opportunity to work with Ron at Legend Airlines and USAirways . Ron was tough and fun to work with along with learning a lot from him!
    He will be missed. please accept my condolences
    joe

  4. 16 Aug 2020
    Potomac Air Lodge 1976 says:
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences
    on the loss of your loved one.
    Potomac Air Lodge 1976
    Retiree's Club

    IAM & AW Potomac Air Lodge 1976
    228 Moon Clinton Road
    Moon Twp, Pa 15108

  5. 13 Aug 2020
    Linda says:
    Dearest Ron, So many memories and so much love over many years. I can just see you and Hank having a game of cribbage up there.
    Know we will all meet again!

  6. 13 Aug 2020
    Linda Snowdon lit a candle:
    Lit since August 13, 2020 at 8:56:47 PM

  7. 13 Aug 2020
    Linda Snowdon lit a candle:
    Lit since August 13, 2020 at 8:55:20 PM

  8. 12 Aug 2020
    David Holley lit a candle:
    Lit since August 12, 2020 at 8:17:55 PM

  9. 12 Aug 2020
    David Holley says:
    I love you and will miss you forever

  10. 12 Aug 2020
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    Cruising Narragansett Bay
    Cruising Narragansett Bay

  11. 12 Aug 2020
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    Success on the bay
    Success on the bay

  12. 12 Aug 2020
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    Petunia, his pride and joy
    Petunia, his pride and joy

  13. 12 Aug 2020
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    On lake Winnipesaukee
    On lake Winnipesaukee

  14. 12 Aug 2020
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    That smile!
    That smile!

  15. 12 Aug 2020
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    Travels in the southwest
    Travels in the southwest

  16. 12 Aug 2020
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    Pop Pop with Lila and Lettie, 2012
    Pop Pop with Lila and Lettie, 2012

  17. 12 Aug 2020
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    Best dancer ever!
    Best dancer ever!

  18. 09 Aug 2020
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    Golfing was a favorite
    Golfing was a favorite

  19. 09 Aug 2020
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    Skiing at Steamboat, CO.
    Skiing at Steamboat, CO.

  20. 09 Aug 2020
    Obituary Admin posted an image:
    Celebrating his 80th birthday
    Celebrating his 80th birthday

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