Ronald Stephan

April 30, 1933March 23, 2013
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Family and friends were saddened to learn of the death of Ronald A. Stephan, long time President of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of Prudential Ursula M. Stephan Realtors, Sudbury, who died in Delray Beach, Florida on Saturday, March 23, 2013 following a brief illness. A resident of Sudbury for over 35 years, upon retirement in 2005 he and his wife, the late Ursula M. “Babe” Stephan moved to Kennebunk, Maine and also established a winter home in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Albert and Jessie (Francis) Stephan. He would have turned 80 on April 30, of this year. He served with the United States Army Medical Corps during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952, attended the University of Buffalo and married Ursula Muto in 1954. Mr. Stephan joined National Cash Register (NCR) as Administrative Assistant, then on as Salesman, District Manager, Northeastern Division Manager, and finally New England Regional Manager, ending his tenure with NCR after 26 years. He then joined Business Information Products Division of United Computing Corp. as Eastern North America Division Manager. In 1986 he joined his wife when her real estate company was selected as one of the first in the New England states to represent the prestigious Prudential Real Estate Affiliates. Prior to his years in Sudbury, Ron had been the President of the Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Junior Chamber of Commerce National Convention; Member of the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors Muscular Dystrophy, Buffalo Chapter; and the Buffalo Area Boy Scouts of America. After moving to Sudbury, he volunteered as Coach of Sudbury Little League and Coach of Sudbury Pop Warner Football. He served on the Sudbury Finance Committee from 1978-1981 and was elected President of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce from 1987, serving until his retirement. Mr. Stephan received the Boy Scouts of America “Good Scout” award in 2003, and he and Mrs. Stephan were named 4th of July Parade Marshalls in 2007 in recognition of their work to raise funds for the holiday celebration through the Fire Cracker Ball. Mr. Stephan was predeceased by his sons Gregory and Keith Stephan and is survived by his sons: Louis Stephan and his wife, Lisa Dropkin, of Sudbury; Scott Stephan and his fiancée, Vicki-Ann Girard, of Kennebunk, ME; and Ronald Stephan, Jr. and his wife, Andrea, of Scarborough, ME. He also leaves his grandchildren: Lynn Stephan; Sarah Schweiker and her husband, Ryan; Beth Eddy and her husband, Nick; Madeleine and Louis Stephan, Jr.; Aja Stephan Allan and her husband, Garry; Deanna Perez and her husband, Hector; Josiah Stephan; Gregory and Ronald Stephan; and three great grandchildren. He also is survived by his brother and sister in law, Richard and Doris Stephan of New York. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 2, at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 160 Concord Rd., Sudbury, followed by interment in Wadsworth Cemetery, Sudbury. Visitation will be Monday, April 1 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Duckett – J. S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Rd., Rt. 20, Sudbury. Memorial donations should be directed to the American Lung Association, 400 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451 or to the charity of one’s choice. For additional information, tributes and guest book, please visit


  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Fruneral Mass Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Marian Scaduto

April 6, 2013

Lou, Ron, Scott and grandchildren,
We have a large hole in our hearts with the loss of our dearest friend Ron. We hope to continue contact with his family as this will help us ease the loss of a great presence in our lives. Mom is welcoming him home with Greg and Keith. We are glad that we had the opportunity to see you boys in Florida. Please keep yourselves well. Dad will be watching over you.always.

Love, Marian and Jerry Scaduto

Roberta Fitzgerald

April 2, 2013

Lou and family, so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Roberta and Ted Fitzgerald

Sandy Messore

April 2, 2013

To The Stephan Family.... I was sorry to read of your Dad's passing and earlier your Mom's passing - I knew your Mom and Dad many years ago = Your Dad was on the committee that hired me as executive secretary for the All Pro Golf Classic run by the Buffalo Jaycees - after the event, I was hired as the Executive Secretary of the Buffalo Jaycees and have many wonderful memories knowing and working along side both your Dad and your Mom - we had so much and they were wonderful friends - my thoughts and prayers are with your family- you were blessed to have such wonderful parents, but that you know....

Alison Sharkey Boland

April 2, 2013

Dear Ron/Andrea and Family - I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kathy and Jeff Winston

March 31, 2013

Dear Lou and family,

We were so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was a wonderful person who did so much for our Town and our Chamber. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Helen Marie More

March 31, 2013

Salve' Louis, Scott, Ronnie and Family,

Like all of us who were blessed to be part of your "Ron and Babe Stephan" family throughout so many, many Grand Years .. the recent passing of your Wonderful Pops (and our "Big Ron") fills me with profound sadness. With a most heavy heart .. please know .. I sincerely care.

With much love and many warm hugs .. Helen

"Semper Fi, Ron. Have a good journey"

March 30, 2013

Dear Lou and family
I was very saddened to hear about the loss of your father. We'll keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Carol Rice

Alan/Linda Marrone

March 29, 2013

What can we say, we love you all and are deeply saddened for you. Ron has done so much to make and keep Sudbury a business friendly town, his passion and work will go on for generations to come. He leaves a very proud legacy and we will miss his smiling face. ~ The Marrone's

Kevin & Christ

March 29, 2013

Bubba, Newman, Scottie

Chris and I are thinking of you during this tough time. Be strong

Debbee Stone

March 29, 2013

Lou, So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending Love and Light to you and your family. Debbee Stone