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OBITUARY: Ronald Malcolm Peasley

November 17, 2023
By Staff Report

Ronald Malcolm Peasley, 78, died peacefully, Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 at 9:39 p.m., after battling lung cancer. Ronald traveled Home to Jesus Christ. Ronald was anointed, blessed, confessed his sins and received the Body of Christ on Thursday, placing his soul at peace. 

During his passing, Ronald was surrounded by love, the sound of his favorite music playing and his hand was held, while prayers to His Lord were being whispered to bring him Home. 

Ronald was born in Providence, Rhode Island on March 21, 1945. A resident of Warwick, Rhode Island, he graduated from Warwick Veterans Memorial High School in 1964. He met his wife, Dianne Wade, in high school, conceiving two daughters – Lori and Kristen.

Ronald became an electrician, hired by General Dynamics into a four-year apprentice program. He eventually transferred to Electric Boat, where his career progressed and he was promoted to shift supervisor, working on nuclear submarines in Groton, Conn. for 14 years. 

Ronald also ran for office while a resident in Warwick.

Eventually, the family relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1978. Ronald maintained his Florida residence, becoming a successful business owner for many years of Boca Property Management in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

Ronald had many interests, both in business and pleasure. He received his CAM license and Florida State real estate license, amongst other certifications for business purposes. Ronald was an active member of his community, volunteering with the local police department or donating pews (and his time to install them) to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Boca Raton. 

Ron became a member of car clubs – Starlight Cruisers and Time Bandits – where he successfully showed many of his cars he restored over the years. 

Ronald, or Ron, as many people knew him, will be known for many things he contributed to their lives. Ron was known for his sense of justice. He was always standing up to what wasn’t right in the world, even if that meant he had to go the extra mile by doing so. Ron was known for his generosity to those for whom he cared. He was known for his meticulous nature to keep things in order. Ron was known for his love of music. He played the guitar and usually had one in the house. He let music run through the house or the car. This set memories for his children, the constant influence of music in their lives and the joy it infused while it played. 

He is preceded in death by his father Clifton Peasley and his mother Lena Silvia. He is survived by his brother, Robert Peasley; brother Clifton Peasley Jr.; daughters Lori Peasley and Kristen Leckband; grandchildren Tristen Weekes, Keegan Leckband; adopted grandchildren Kaden Leckband, Phylissa Landine, Arianna Landine, Akira Landine, Malakai Landine and Sam Landine; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He was always a man who enjoyed dancing. He and his wife would dance around the house or go out to the clubs dancing. He would even dance with his little girls while they stood on his feet. Many years Ron enjoyed going out dancing to his favorite music. His family will always remember him in the music. Let the music play on Dad…………see you soon.