Ronald Hugh Defelice
Friday, December 28, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home
Ronald Hugh Defelice Sr., 85, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Meritus Medical Center.
Born Tuesday, May 16, 1933 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Ugo Defelice and the late Ellen Marie (Papa) Defelice.
He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1951. Ronald attended Hagerstown Community College and earned his bachelor's degree from Washington College, Chestertown, MD. Ronald served in the United States Armed Forces. He started his 42 year career as Administrative Contracting Officer for the Frederick Cancer Research Center at Fort Detrick, Frederick. He served as the focal point for coordination of business matters requiring joint negotiations for the National Cancer Institute, Department of the Army and Litton Bionetics Inc. He retired as Director of Operations at NIH. After retirement, Ronald became a consultant for NIH. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was also a member of the VFW, Amvets Post 10, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, Redmen of Williamsport Tribe 84 and the Elks Lodge. Ronald was an avid golfer and enjoyed golfing at the Beaver Creek Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Brenda Defelice; two sons, Ronald H. Defelice Jr. and wife, Chanon of Hagerstown, MD, and Brian Timothy Defelice and fiancée Pam Twigg all Hagerstown, MD; grandchildren, Bryan Defelice, Ronald Defelice III, Damian Defelice and Nick Defelice; nephew, Matthew Diaz and wife, Lara; sisters-in-law, Carleta Griffith, Pam Davis and husband, Robert, and Sandra Davis; and brother-in-law, Gene Haupt and wife, Janet.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dolores Lorraine Defelice and Mary Diaz; and sister-in-law, Donna Turner.
Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, Friday, December 28, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Inurnment will be at the convenience of family.
Mike and I worked with Ron for many years at the NCI-Frederick. His contributions to the management of the NCI-Frederick were many. He was a true professional. Mike and I are deeply sorry for your loss.
Beth and Mike Baseler
Union Bridge, MD
I remember Ron's kindness and concern for all the employees at NCI-Frederick. He was a real professional and I sincerely appreciate his support during my tenure. I am very sorry for your loss.
Brenda, Ronnie, and Brian, My deepest sympathies on the passing of your husband and father. I remember him well from National Little League when he usually attended his sons' ballgames. May he rest in the peace of the Lord.
Gloria L Keller
Rode to work with Ron at Fort Detrick back in the 60's; nice, hard-working man who loved his family; sincere condolences to his wife, Brenda and his sons. Now you can rest Ron.
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one Ronald Hugh Defelice, Sr. I hope you find the below Bible verse comforting during this time of sorrow. Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Sunset Beach, NC