Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center

1199 NE 36th Street, Pompano Beach, FL


Ronald G Jellis

August 4, 1941July 6, 2019

Ron Jellis, 77, of Pompano Beach, Florida passed away on July 6, 2019 while vacationing with his family in Sanibel Island, Florida. Ron suffered a massive heart attack while he accompanied his wife Donna for a walk in the calm and peaceful waters of Sanibel. Ron was born August 4, 1941 in Sioux Falls South Dakota and little did the world know what kind of an impact he would end up leaving on everybody who was lucky enough to have met him. Ron, who was he? Son – Brother – Husband – Father – Grandfather – Great Grandfather. Words cannot convey nor do justice. Family man – Kind – Loving – Humorous – Whitty – Thoughtful – Generous Beyond Belief – Loyal – Dedicated – Knowledgeable – Helpful – Humble – Caring – Competitor – Compassionate. These words don’t scratch the surface of who he was. As a friend you knew you had one because once he met you there were no strangers. You became a part of his life. As a boss you never worked for him rather you worked with him. Everybody he met almost immediately became a better person. The lucky few created a special bond that could never be broken under any circumstances.

Ron married his lifelong companion Donna at the age of 16 on February 15, 1958, Donna’s one and only boyfriend. He worked the car business as service manager and moved to Pompano Beach, Florida in 1964. Upon arrival there he took an interest in a sport that was just starting there. It was Harness Racing and he would change the lives of numerous people in the industry over the next 55 years. Blessed were we in the industry that he chose us for his enjoyment and competitiveness.

People he met never forgot it because he made everybody whose life he touched a better person just by knowing him. Last few years health wise were tough but never once did you hear him complain. It was what can I do for you not what can you do for me. Love for family and friends were above and beyond.

Survived by his loving wife Donna, children; son Randy Jellis (wife Helene), daughters; Ronna Jellis Martino (husband Ray Martino), Roclyn Jellis Thomas, grandchildren Casey Martino (husband Lenny Anzolone) and great grandson Parker Ron and great granddaughter Emersyn Rae. Grandchildren; Zak Thomas and great granddaughters Kailyn and Kamryn Thomas, Derek Martino, Randi Jellis, Rachel Jellis, Dylan Martino (wife Crystal Martino) and great grandson Mason Martino, Daniel Martino and great granddaughter Ella Martino, Ronald Jellis, Justine Martino, Alexandria Thomas. Brother Terry and wife Nancy of South Dakota along with many nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by his parents, two brothers and five sisters.

Sent here by God he is gone but will never be forgotten. Rest in peace our dear loyal friend. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lucky Horse Sanctuary BAKB 333 Las Olas Way Suite 3307 Fort Lauderdale FL 33301.

Attire will NOT be dark. Yellow or Tommy Bahama style Hawaiian prints would be amazing if you have. He would want everyone to be happy and celebrate his life 💛🌺]

Ron Jellis’s Celebration of life will be July 27th at 1:30 at The Coral Ridge Country Club 3801 Bayview Drive Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33308 Ron Jellis’s Celebration of life will be July 27th at 1:30 at The Coral Ridge Country Club 3801 Bayview Drive Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33308

Please wear Hawaiian print or yellow or happy colors. No dark please 🌺💛]


Ronald G Jellis

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Andy Carroll

July 17, 2019

Ron was a gentleman and friend to all who had the pleasure of meeting him
I have met many service managers But never as professional and polite as Ron
My sincere condolences to his Family who have wonderful memories of a great guy

Sarah Noble, Manager/Funeral Director

July 16, 2019

We the Staff of Kraeer Sample Road Funeral Home would like to extend our most deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loved one. “Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal but love leaves memories that no one can steal.”

Al & Kendra Casselman

July 15, 2019

R.I.P. our Dear Friend Ron. He was class personified. Never met a better, kind human being !!!!

Ryan Jackson(WURTH USA)

July 15, 2019

So sorry to here this news.Condolences, to the Jellis family.
Ron was just a great guy.
Had the pleasure of working with him from a outside vender.
He always gave me 10 min of his
time.R.I.P Ron.

Helen Marcusky

July 13, 2019

Ron was not only an amazing person but an amazing boss as well. He gave me the opportunity of a lifetime 13 years ago to work as a service advisor. Ron was the rock that held this service department and dealership together. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Rest In Peace Ron . My deepest condolences to the family .

Frank Panuzzo

July 12, 2019

Ron was a long time friend may he RIP

John Mitchell

July 9, 2019

Ron Jellis was a very special man. Ron lived to help others. Anytime I was around Ron he was helping people, and often behind the scenes and without recognition. Family, friends, and strangers all benefited from Ron’s friendly and caring mission in life. Ron will be missed by the hundreds of people he befriended and helped. Rest In Peace my friend.

Susan Boyd

July 9, 2019

Ron was a true gentleman. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. My condolences to his family.

Rosie Huff

July 8, 2019

Ron was an amazing man and great friend, husband, father and grandfather. You will be very missed but never forgotten. Rest In Peace my friend ❤️

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