Mr. Ronald Edward (Marcucci) Prior

January 31, 1944October 27, 2013
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PRIOR, Ronald Edward (Marcucci), age 69, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12:00PM Saturday, November 2, 2013 at St. Roberts Catholic Church, 310 N. Cherry St., Flushing. Fr. Roy Horning celebrant. Interment will follow at Flushing Cemetery, Flushing. Visitation will be 1-4 and 6-9PM Friday, November 1, 2013 at Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 W. Pierson Rd., Flushing. A rosary will be prayed 6:00PM Friday at the funeral home. In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Ronald was born January 31, 1944 in Gloversville, New York the son of the late Silvio Marcucci and Madowoise Dykeman. He married Pamela Pindur on November 7, 1969 at All Saints Catholic Church, Flint. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving three duties during the Vietnam War. Ronald was previously employed by Hurley Medical Center as a Junior Medical Technician and was a member of St. Roberts Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, visiting the casino and spending time up north at Lake Leelanau. He was the chief fixer around the house, was interested in astronomy and watching old western and war movies. Ronald was a devoted husband, a loving father who was always willing to support each of his children in any way he could. He dearly loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them as often as possible. He will be missed dearly and remembered forever.

Surviving are his wife, Pamela; children, Mark and wife, Lori Prior of Lansing, Michelle Baumgart and husband Thomas of Williamston, Jennifer Prior and fiancé, Nikie Oleyar of Flushing; grandchildren, Jaelynn, Eden, Ethan Prior and unborn baby Baumgart due in April; brother, Vaugh Prior and wife, Vickie of Mattawan; several nieces, nephews and loving members of the Pindur family. The family extends special thanks to the staff of the Hurley Medical Center Neurotrama ICU Unit for their professional and dedicated care. Online condolences may be posted at


  • Visitation Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Rosary Service Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 2, 2013
  • Committal Service Saturday, November 2, 2013

Mr. Ronald Edward (Marcucci) Prior

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Steve Sherman

February 6, 2014

Wow...shocked! It is sad how families grow so distant. The last time I spoke to Uncle Ron was about 2 years ago. Sad that he has passed. Rest in peace. Your long lost Nephew - Steve

Katie Fortenberry

November 20, 2013

Ron was such a great a man who left us all with so many memories. From the time where he started to prepare for a trip to Hawaii by setting the temperature in the house to 90, or when he become obsessed with getting a roll top desk. He always found a way to make you laugh and put a smile on your face. He loved telling stories, and was great at telling them too. There wasn't a time that I came over to visit where he didn't ask how I was doing and want to catch up on things. He will be greatly missed. I am grateful that I was able to share so many memories with him and your family.

November 19, 2013

Ron was a good neighbor and friend who loved his girls dearly. Ron had a way of looking out for family and made no bones about it. However he watched closely as you girls made your way through life dispensing wisdom as he seen fit according to Ron. I always enjoyed his visits and stories. Ron was proud of you girls and always spoke highly of you his family. You will always be part of our family as well.
Peace be with you and Ron.
Pobocik Family

Lauren Bigger

November 19, 2013

Dear Prior Family,

I will remember Ron as someone with great loyalty and determination. He always had a future plan to share and a mind full of memories and stories to tell.I feel privileged to have known Ron as a man filled with character and a passion for adventure. I'm certain that he will be remembered and missed by many.

With caring thoughts and remembrance,

Susan Rickert

November 18, 2013

Pam, Michelle, Jennifer, Mark & families - I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm thankful to have met Ron a handful of times and will always remember his incredibly strong handshake (!) and how clear it was that he loved and supported all of his kids. You have a beautiful family, and he'll live on in each of you.

Leigh Ann Johnston

November 18, 2013

Thinking of all the Priors... My family remembers you all as a hard-working, fun-loving bunch of people. The few times I visited your home growing up your Dad was always welcoming and tolerant of whatever shenanigans we kids were stirring up. I am so sorry for your loss and wish each of you the best.

November 3, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Ron was a wonderful person full of love and laughter. Just know he is in a special place free of pain. Love your cousin Debbie

Hilary & Tony Morolla

November 1, 2013

To The Prior and Marcucci Families: My wife Hilary and I send you our sincerest sympathies on the loss of Ron. I knew Ron from Mott College back in the 60s and when he worked at Hurley Medical Center. I attended a few parties with him at a mutual friend in Northwest Manor on Detroit Street. Ron was a great guy and always had a smile on his face. He was outgoing and always willing to lend a hand. He cared about people. He was a real hero who served 3 tours in Vietnam while others just left the country. Hopefully,time and memories will help ease your pain.

Paula Meredith-Faris

October 31, 2013

Pam, I am hugging you in my thoughts...

Vicki Burgess

October 31, 2013

So sorry for your loss, Pam. My prayers go out to you and your family.