Ronald J. DeLong

April 18, 1935April 25, 2013

Ronald J. DeLong, 78 of Dunnellon, Florida died on Thursday, April 25, 2013. He was born on Thursday, April 18, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Edward Blaine and Mary Louise (Pictruszewski) DeLong. Ronald worked for St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL as an engineer manager and moved to this area in 1991 from Loxahatchee, Florida. Ronald was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Southeast Cruisers, the Southeast Bus Nuts and the Soggy Bottom Bluegrass Bunch. He enjoyed traveling, bluegrass music and told everyone, 'to smile'!

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Deann L. (Biggs) DeLong of Dunnellon, Florida; daughters, Tina Marie Albertson and Tammy Lynn Kelley and husband Derek, all of Ocala, Florida; son, Norm Allen Bishop and wife Rebecca of Tampa, Florida; brother, Edward DeLong of Georgia and grandchildren, Erica Ward of Gainesville, Florida, Kaile Scott of Gainesville, Florida and Aubrie and Austin Bishop, both of Tampa, Florida.

The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to the North Florida Southern Georgia Veterans Hospital, ATT: Palliative Care, 1601 SW Archer Rd. Gainesville, FL 32608 in memory of Mr. DeLong.

Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 8, 2013

Ronald J. DeLong

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Teresa Gaslin

April 30, 2013

Tina & Tammy,
So sorry about you dad. I'll always remember our fun summer at Loxahatchee and seeing him at Tammy's. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Love, Teresa & Tom

April 30, 2013

Tammy and Tina we are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our thoughts and prayers. Love , Dick and Louise Hunt

April 30, 2013

A great friend to me and Fred. Many a good time was had by us over the many years we have known you both. I will miss him sorely.You and yours are in my prayers.Happy Trails to him. Love Ya, Leah

Mary Malone

April 30, 2013

Tammy and Tina
You are in our thoughts with deepest sympathy.
Much Love,
Aunt Mary, Felicia,Chrissy & Conner

Jack Campbell

April 29, 2013

He will be missed

Anne + Mike Cilio

April 29, 2013

You may not remember us, but we do remember both of you with sweet thoughts. The heavens welcome Ron with soft celebration and deep happiness because Ron is back home again with love and light from whence he came. And, DeAnn, hats off to you for a marriage of 36 years. WOW! Your life DOES go on and, please, live it to the fullest. Anne and Mike Cilio