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Ronald J. Aitken, Sr.

February 19, 2024

Ronald J. Aitken, Sr. Obituary

Ronald J. Aitken, Sr. passed away February 19, 2024. He was 79. Born in New Jersey to Robert and Nell Aitken, he is survived by his wife of over 54 years, Sharon Aitken, his son Ron, Jr, and his grandchildren Emma Aitken and Thomas Aitken, and his nieces (Kathy (John), Laurie (Kent), and Denise), his nephew Robbie (Sharon) and all of their children. He was preceded in death by his daughter - Jennifer Lyn Aitken, his son - Baby Aitken, his parents (Robert & Nell Aitken), and his brother, Bob Aitken.
Mr. Aitken was a veteran, having served in the US Army in the 1s Armored Division, 1$ Battalion, 6 Infantry, at Fort Hood, Texas, from October 1965 to October 1967. After leaving the service, he worked for Continental Can Company in Operations and Financial Management; for Sprint/United Telephone as a Costing Manager in the Tariffs and Regulatory Group; and for Lee County Electric Cooperative as a Senior Financial Analyst.


He enjoyed fishing, boating and photography, and spending time with good friends.
However, his greatest joy came from being with his family! Ron enjoyed spending time teaching and mentoring his children Ron, Jr. and Jennifer: as a soccer coach for Jennifer and Ron, Jr.; as a coach for Jennifer's softball team; and being actively involved in Scouting with Ron, Jr. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren Emma and Thomas - whether it was hanging by the pool, taking day trips to the beach, eating at their favorite restaurants, or just having them come for a visit. He was especially proud to stand with his son as Best Man at Ron, Jr's wedding.

 

However, it was always the love and support of Sharon, his wife of 54 years, who helped the most throughout all their years together!! Whether it was raising their family, maintaining their home, traveling, getting through medical issues, or just spending time together, Sharon was always the rock he could depend on!!
He had an unusual sense of humor that he shared with family and friends. It helped him through all the good times and many of the stressful times.

A  Memorial  Mass  will  be  held  on  Friday  3-22-24  at  11am  at  San  Antonio  RC  Church  (please  arrive  at  10;15  am)  24445  Rampart  Blvd  Port  Charlotte  Florida.  Interment  is  private. 

 

In lieu of flowers donations to the Saint Jude fund would be appreciated by his family.

 

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