Age 71, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, June 4, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Born in Wilmington, Ron was the son of the late Leslie and Marie (Lenza) Williams. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army Special Forces and later attended the University of Delaware.
By 1969, he was a full-time reporter for the News Journal, earning a spot as chief of the Sussex County Bureau. He left and followed other endeavors but decided Delaware was his home and returned to the News Journal as a editor and columnist. He was known for his candid and sometimes biting demeanor but was consistently fair. He also had a keen knowledge of Delaware history and politics. He worked until his retirement in 2011. He also earned a Coast Guard Auxiliary Captain’s license.
Ron got his Captains license and he and Peggy enjoyed many years of boating on the Chesapeake Bay as members of the Sassafras River Yacht Club.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Gordy) Williams and his son Erik. Also surviving are: his brother Glenn (Carol); sisters- in-law: Cindy (Jerry) Mullins; Judy (Steve) Goff; and brother-in-law, Phil Gordy as well as beloved nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.
A committal service will be held on Monday, June 12th at 1 PM at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of Ron to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Road, Oxford Bldg. #102, Newark, DE 19702 or the American Legion Post #19, 12168 Laurel Rd, Laurel, DE 19956. Condolences may be made by visiting MealeyFuneralHomes.com