Ronald James Poplos
January 22, 1948 – December 31, 2013
Ronald James Poplos, “RJ”, age 65, of Newark, DE passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
Ron was born in Wilmington, Delaware on January 22, 1948, to the late Charles and Lillian Poplos and was the second of six children. After graduating from Newark High School, he proudly served three years in the US Army and received a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and a commendation medal before being honorably discharged. Ron was a retired Federal Special Agent, a retired fraud investigator for the State of Delaware Insurance Department, and was most recently employed by INS Regulatory Insurance Services.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing cards with friends and visiting Delaware Park. Ron loved spending time with and playing with his grandsons. Above all else, he was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, and uncle who will be dearly missed.
Ron is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diane Poplos; daughter, Stacy Poplos Connor (Jim); son, Kyle Poplos; and 4 grandsons, Shane and Tyler Connor and Nicholas and Ryan Poplos.
Friends may call from 5 pm until 7 pm on Tuesday evening, January 7, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 am on Wednesday morning, January 8, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will be held privately in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to your favorite charity or to Paws for Life, Inc., P.O. Box 407, Chesapeake City, MD 21915 (www.pawsforlife.org), in memory of Ron’s beloved dog, Tyson.