Ronald William Duffy (November 19, 1934 - May 31, 2023)

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Ronald William Duffy
  • November 19, 1934
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  • May 31, 2023

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Ronald William Duffy, 88, passed away unexpectedly on May 31, 2023.  He was a kind loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lori, and their son, Michael Duffy of Ocala, FL.  In California, he is survived by his two sons from a previous marriage, Tom (Pauline) Duffy and Kevin (Cheryl) Duffy.  He leaves behind his beloved five grandchildren, Tara Duffy, Shane Duffy, Jack Duffy, Marie Duffy and Louise Duffy.  He is also survived by his brother, Rodger (Darla) Duffy and sister, Virginia Boyle as well as nieces and nephews.

Ron grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and was the oldest of five siblings; two of whom are predeceased.  Ron served six years in the U.S. Army.  He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area  when he was hired by United Airlines as a jet aircraft mechanic in San Francisco, eventually working his way up to lead the Pre-planning department.  He was also a Real Estate Broker and entrepreneur, starting Better Homes Realty Inc with great success and eventually retiring at an early age.  In 2011, after living in California for over 40 years, he moved with his wife to The Villages, FL to be closer to her family.   He enjoyed playing golf, cards, traveling, and most recently, doting over his sweet puppy, Sugar, who he adored.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at SeaBreeze Recreation Center, 2384 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-430-1449.  Sentiments are encouraged at

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  1. THOMAS KING lit a candle:
    31 Jul 2023
    Lit since July 31, 2023 at 7:10:19 AM

  2. Rev. Lori Merschdorf lit a candle:
    11 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 11, 2023 at 6:38:33 PM

  3. Rev. Lori Merschdorf says:
    11 Jun 2023
    Heaven is celebrating your homecoming. Your loved ones will be taken care of and prayed for.

  4. Raymond Jensen says:
    10 Jun 2023
    Great neighbor and friend. May a round of golf and enjoyable evening playing cards. We will miss him so much.

  5. Barbara Huttsell lit a candle:
    08 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 8, 2023 at 6:15:32 AM

  6. Rodger Duffy says:
    08 Jun 2023
    Ron was the “big brother” who I looked up to my entire life.

    Just two memories of a caring brother - Ron lent me his new car for my Junior Prom (to avoid me taking my date in my aging jalopy!). While in college, Ron found me a summer job where he was a Supervisor in a Pittsburgh plant.

    Ron was always curious about a wide range of topics, was a great conversationalist and had a wonderful sense of humor.

    I will greatly miss him.

  7. Aidan Connell lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:34:33 PM

  8. Carol Carlyon lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:22:03 PM

  9. Carol Carlyon says:
    07 Jun 2023
    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs to you and family.

  10. Lillie Smith lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 7, 2023 at 6:26:04 PM

  11. Courtney Kacer says:
    07 Jun 2023
    My favorite memory of Uncle Ron was going to your house in Danville and him letting me raid his office supply closet before I left. He knew I loved playing office as a kid! To this day when I go to the supply closet at work I think of him. He will be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

  12. Ken Skeen says:
    07 Jun 2023
    Psalms 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Godly ones."
    Oh how my heart breaks for you and the family Lori. My the great peace of Jesus and His promises give you peace and joy for all that was and is to come.

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