OBITUARY

Ronald Lewis Vincent

March 27, 1933July 4, 2019

Ronald L Vincent Sr. passed peacefully in his home on his favorite holiday, July 4th, 2019 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Florence Vincent, 7 children, Ronald L Vincent Jr (Teresa), Rhonda Riewold (Craig), Ramona Booker (Ronald), Rebecca Vincent, Renee Vincent-Finch (Recco), Roberta Cornelson (David), Robert Vincent (Robin), 18 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren, 6 siblings, Julio (Margaret), Sonia, Lois, Kathleen (Gary), Marie, Marlene (Danny), Brother-in-law Robert Estacio (Sandra), sister-in-law’s, Karen Vincent, Elaine Barbosa, his Aunt Patsy whom he considered a sister. Aunt’s Roni (Dan), Tarry & Pamm along with countless other cousins, nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Lewis & Jeannette Vincent, brothers Donald & Barry Vincent, brothers-in-law Albert Estacio (Loretta), John Trevino, along with many other loving relatives.

Ronnie was born on March 27,1933, in Wareham, Massachusetts. His family moved to Sacramento CA in 1946, (Depending on which sibling you ask). He was an Eagle Scout, a delivery boy for Western Union and a great athlete becoming All Conference for two years in a row as a football player at McClatchy High School. Ronnie served two years of military service in the Army during the Korean War. After several years of notorious “Oak Park Shenanigans” with his brothers, sisters, cousins and friends, Ronnie finally settled down with his bride, Florence Estacio who became the love of his life for the next 64 years. They settled at 8050 Oak Forest St. in Citrus Heights, CA where they created everlasting memories including the infamous 4th of July celebrations and waterski trips to nearby Folsom Lake.

Ronnie treasured his family, his heritage and loved to live life! He never missed a good party! Who could forget his iconic dance with a cigarette in one hand, drink in the other, one knee up high? This will forever be a cherished memory. He retired from McClellan Air Force Base with over 30 years of Civil Service. Ronald peacefully passed away surrounded by his family while holding his wife’s hand. He fought a long and tough battle with emphysema.

Ronnie made an effort to develop a special bond with every one of his kids, 48 grandchildren (grand and greats), in which they created an era of their own memories that will expectantly be shared by them. He made certain his legacy will live on.

Ronnie will be sadly missed by all, though, will never be forgotten. Ever since he was old enough to gamble and travel with his Grandfather Tony to Reno, he had a relentless pursuit to “Win Big”. Whether it be lotto, Keno, sport-book and many other attempts, never came to fruition, although, he definitely won the Lotto of LIFE!! Ronnie was loved by all that knew him and all that knew him felt they were blessed and thankful to have had him in their lives.

A Rosary and funeral mass will be held at 9:45 a.m. July 17,2019 at St. Clare Catholic Church in Roseville. A catered Celebration of Life will follow in the church hall immediately after mass. Interment will be held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon CA with Military Honors. (Date to be determined).

“Deus te abencoe e consolide”

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Lung Association would be very much appreciated. Thank You.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Memories

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Don and Julie Rock

July 13, 2019

Dear Florence,
It has been so many years since we were making memories with you and our dear “Uncle” Ron. He was a wonderful boss to me at McClellan and a dear friend to both Don and I. We are forever grateful that he was a big part of introducing us over 36 years ago. Please know we treasure the times we shared with both of you.
We pray you find comfort in all of your memories with Ron.
Sincerely,
Don and Julie Rock

Robert Thompson

July 13, 2019

1. Ron was a top notch, loyal supervisor that I promoted three times up to a Section Chief level at McCelland Air Force Base.
2. Of course I was challenged because Ron enjoyed his time off and did not have much leave on the books.
3. On duty he was a great supervisor, his employees would go the extra mile for him.
4. Off duty, we bowled, gambled, and enjoyed ourselves.
5. Thank you Ron for your support in those tough years keeping our F-111 Aircraft flying and fighting and for your help against the Railroad Gang.
6. Florence thank you for sharing Ron with us. We did work and play hard.




Ron Booker

July 13, 2019

We loved you then we love you now and we will love you forever. P.S. if you have any pull I have 20 Fantasy 5 in your honor.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY