Life Celebration for Ronald D. Minns, 76, New Smyrna Beach FL who departed this life Sunday, October 24, 2010 will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, October 28 at Marker 33 Clubhouse 528 South Peninsula Avenue.
Ron was born in Peru, Indiana. He was raised the son of a sharecropping family until he joined the US Air Force in 1952. During his time in the military he traveled to many locations including London where he began to enjoy opera, ballet and music which became lifelong enjoyments. He later earned his Bachelors degree and went to work at Martin Marietta where he eventually retired as Finance Chief. In 1982 he married Madeleine. Together they enjoyed cruising on their trawler “Awesome” and operated the “Wiener Wagon” concession on New Smyrna Beach. They also volunteered as Mentors and substitute teachers at local elementary schools. His family remembers his love of life and family, his kind hearted nature and how he filled their lives with laughter, fun and love.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 28 years Madeleine, children Kristi Fitzgerald, Darrin Minns, Edward Papa, Lori Patricelli, nephew Michael Minns grandchildren Kai Patricelli, Chelsea Pollack, Robbie Minns and David Minns. He was preceded in death by his brother Melvin Minns. Memorial donations are requested in his honor to Hospice of Volusia Southeast Care Center 4140 South Ridgewood Avenue Edgewater FL 32141.