Ronald A. “Ron” Wollaston
September 15, 1957 - February 21, 2023
Ronald A. “Ron” Wollaston, age 65, of Lincoln University, PA, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on September 15, 1957, he was a son of the late Richard A. and Mary Jane (Gray) Wollaston. Ron was a co-owner of Creative Floors, Inc. in Newark for 30 years until his retirement.
Ron had a passion for sports and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Clemson Tigers fan. He enjoyed visiting the beach and cherished time spent with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Kristy Curtusan, Lauren Gibbons (Brian), and Matthew Wollaston (Emily); siblings, Bret Wollaston, Jamie Ball, and Roger Wollaston; grandchildren, Max, Eli, Riley, Archer, Olivia, Blakely, and Greyson; and stepdaughters, Lauren Villone, Lillian Villone, and Leah Villone.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 noon until 2:30 pm on Monday, February 27, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2:30 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.
19 Condolences for Ronald A. “Ron” Wollaston
Ron was a unique man who always managed to put a smile on your face when you saw him. He was a bright light with a warm heart and won’t be forgotten.
Sorry for your loss
Ron was more than just a sports lover and a beach lover. He would drop anything he was doing to help someone in need, he cared so much for the people he loved. He was such a giving and generous man and he never asked for anything in return. He loved the children in his life and it gave him so much joy to make them happy, including me when I was a child. He made up games and he played like he was a child himself. He wasn’t my father but he acted like it, and my life won’t be the same without him. He impacted so many people with his generosity and his sense of humor. He could make a joke out of anything and could make anyone laugh and he even laughed at himself. He was an amazing cook and he loved sharing his food with other people. He always talked about opening a restaurant and I know it would’ve been the best restaurant ever. He gave thoughtful gifts and he liked having an espresso after dinner and from Starbucks. He liked watching horror movies and Saw was one of his favorites. He liked riding rollercoasters and the slingshot ball in ocean city. He loved playing games at the boardwalk like the horse racing game and he loved watching survivor every season. He played jokes all the time like hiding a fake rat or fake poop around the house to scare you. He never got mad at me even when I hit his car once accidentally. He picked me up one night when I got into an accident and always told me to call him if I was in trouble. He immensely improved my life and made my childhood so fun and he was so special to me. He was someone I could always count on answering the phone and being there for me. There’s so much more I could say. He loved so hard and he’s gone too soon. I love you Ron I hope you’re at peace.
My condolences to the family I had the honor and pleasure of meeting this man and always my respects to him a great human being God have him in his holy peace and glory
Sorry to read this he was a great person.
Jay & Jenn Heilman
So sorry to hear, Ron was not only a great trade partner but even better person. Glad we had the opportunity to work together through the years.
So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, I remember the good times we had.
My condolences to the family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ron’s family. He will be truely missed, he was not only a great guy to work for but he was someone I called my friend. RIP Ron.
My sincere condolences to Ronnie’s family!😔 He was a good friend and as fine a receiver with the Hubs as we had at the time. Loved playing with him. Again my sincere condolences to his family on his passing.
I am so very sorry to hear of Ron’s sudden passing! Prayers for his family…hugs Bret!
We are so sorry to hear about Ron, he was a good man ,that helped anyone he could. We are praying for all of you, I know that he will be missed.
Joyce A. Sipe
Dear Lauren and Brian, May God’s loving peace surround your grieving hearts and may God bless and strengthen you each day. I am so very sorry for your loss. Much love, Aunt Joyce ❤️
Had the privilege of working for Ron. He always took care of his installers very generous. I’m sure a lot of people were touched by his kindness and generosity. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family
He will be deeply missed.
Over the many years I would see Ron once or twice a year when he rented inflatables from us. He was a kind and generous man, one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I’m deeply saddened by your loss. You are in my thoughts.
Karen (Jones) Perkins
My most sincere sympathy to the Wollaston family.
-Karen (Jones) Perkins
Sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Steve F
Roger and family I’m so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. I know he will be missed and his memories treasured.
Today… today is a extremely sad day …it’s a day that has come way to soon… it’s the day we say good bye to a wonderful man, a beautiful soul, with a HEART made of gold… my uncle, Ronald Allen Wollaston.
No matter how I attempt to describe the type of human being Ron was, I fall so short… almost an unworthy attempt. But… then I think what would he tell me, I visualize myself in his office… feet propped up hands behind his head… “Nephew, what are worried about… your one of the best bullshitters I know, you got this! Then as I walk out he’s hit me with the “but hey, you only get one shot at it so don’t screw it up” haha… but he always would say that thing will work out, they always do.. don’t stress on it.
I knew so many amazing versions of Ron. I knew him as a father, as an uncle, as a boss, as a friend, and as a grandfather. But beyond those titles, he was so much more. He had this amazing ability to be whoever and whatever you needed at any given moment. He would do anything, for anyone… even if that meant he would go without… he would do whatever he could to put a smile on your face… it was almost like his main objective in life would be to relieve or eliminate whatever burden you carried… to make a difference in your life..and not just for his family, for his friends, his colleagues……he would do it for anyone he happened to come in contact with… all wanted was for you to be happy, and wanted absolutely nothing in return. Completely SELFLESS
Ron played a pivotal roll in my life, after my father Roger, Ron had the next biggest impact on me. I was lucky enough to see my uncle Ron more then most for the entirety of my life. From my earliest childhood memories to every day as an adult.. 15/17 years I had the opportunity to work beside him… we had some tough times… but man, the good were great… those memories were shared with many of you in this room… those are the memories that we need to remember and celebrate today as we say goodbye, those are the ways Ron would want to be remembered. If he told me once he told me 100 times that if and when he went… he be celebrated… he’d hope his memory would be one that is unforgettable… and based on the outpour of calls and messages from those same friends, colleagues the message was clear.. the legacy was there… there was no one like him, one of a kind, that he was simply the BEST…
the world lost one of the GOATS… there will never be another Uncle Ron… Id like to think that you were met at the gates by Mommom and Poppop… with a bottle of jack to celebrate your life…I love and miss you big guy, I’ll always have your back.
Gloria T. Rogers
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. He will be sadly missed .