Ronald Carlton King

June 12, 1941December 3, 2018

Ronald Carlton King

Ronald Carlton King was born to Marion and Carlton King on June 12, 1941 in Washington, D.C. Ron grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland where he graduated from Bladensburg High School. After graduation, he attended and graduated from Southeastern University with his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Ron spent over 30 years at Washington Gas Light where he retired as a Vice President. Ron spent his retirement years doing what he loved – flying! In addition to flying for pleasure, Ron was a Certified Flight Instructor and taught private flight instruction and was actively involved in the Inn Flying Club in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 1:00pm at Liberty Grove United Methodist Church - 15225 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, Maryland 20866.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to the American Cancer Society in Ron’s name.

Surviving family members include: Jo King (Wife) Cheryl (King) Pickard and Jeff Pickard (Daughter) Patti (King) Ardolini and Charles Ardolini (Daughter) Cherished Granchildren: Mackenzie Fleming, Ashley Ardolini, Christian Pickard, Cameron Pickard, and Cade Ardolini.


  • Memorial Service Monday, December 10, 2018

Ronald Carlton King

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Cheryl Pickard

December 20, 2018

I miss you so very much Dad! Our love will live on forever....

Bonnie Smith

December 17, 2018

While I only knew Ron for a short while, during the time he was a VP, I thoroughly enjoyed working for him. He was a great person to work for and with during that time. To his family, I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Douglas Pope

December 10, 2018

Dear Family of Ron King. I knew Ron for many years at Washington Gas. Ron was one of those people you could always count on for help -- as either an employee or as a customer of the company. He was a true gentleman. I also know how much he loved flying, and I always enjoyed talking with him about it. I am so sorry for your loss and I send you my sincere sympathy.

John Ray

December 10, 2018

Worked with Ron for many years. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.

Harry Burton

December 10, 2018

Associated with Ron over 30 years at Wash Gas. Knew him to be a fine person and enjoyed some limited social activities together. Very sorry to hear of his passing and extend sincere condolences to the family at his loss. Harry Burton