Ronald “Ron” Dale Plank - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ronald “Ron” Dale Plank

Ronald “Ron” Dale Plank, age 74, of Townsend, DE, formerly of Levittown, PA, died on May 26, 2023 at home after a lengthy illness.

Born at Coatesville Hospital, PA, he was the son of the late Charles W. Plank and June K. Plank. Ron was a 1967 graduate of Pennsbury High School. He was a passionate and masterful carpenter, working over 40 years in construction in the Bucks County/Philadelphia areas before retiring.

Ron loved travel and adventures with his wife, Debbie, especially to Aruba where they visited more than 25 times. Every passion Ron pursued, he did so with enthusiastic dedication. He became an avid golfer but cherished the fun time on the course with “the boys” even more than the sport. Earlier in life, he loved working on and racing his 1970 Chevelle convertible, known as Ron’s Rat. Many joked that he loved it like a 5th child. Ron loved his family and cherished spending time with his children, grandchildren, and many friends. He was spunky, playful, some might say, a “little” competitive, and would liven up any gathering.

Surviving him is his loving wife, Debbie, of Townsend, DE; four children, Ellen married to Peter Sheft of Allentown, NJ, Steve married to Susan Iwamoto of Tustin, CA, Rachel married to Bernie Panaro of Levittown, PA and Becky married to Jason McCullough of Levittown, PA; twelve grandchildren (Jourdain, Lexi, Anna, Joshua, Ava, Kaleighanne, Kyla, Kinsey, Alex, Emily, Sarah and David); his brother, Rick married to Lori of Tinicum, PA and his niece, Erin; he was also like a “brother” to his sister and brother-in law, Karen and Wes Dalrymple of Langhorne, PA; mother-in-law, Hazel Worsman; and his nephew Scott married to Ashley and their children (Shelby, Amelia and Weston).

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Newtown Cemetery, 600 Newtown Yardley Road, Newtown, PA.


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17 Condolences for Ronald “Ron” Dale Plank

  • So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I am happy to have known him. He will be missed by everyone who knows him.

    Love to the entire family.

  • With Deepest Sympathy to Debbie, Family, and Friends. Ron was a good friend and neighbor and may he rest with Eternal Peace and God’s Blessings…….

  • My condolences to Debbie and family, Ron was a great friend and neighbor.
    We will miss him, and God bless him.

  • Sincere condolences to Debbie and all of Ron’s family. God bless you and may he rest in peace.

  • Ellen, I extend my heartfelt sympathy to you, your family, and extended family for the loss of this lovely, wonderful man, who was loved by so many, and who lived with meaning, passion and joy.

    We deeply grieve the loss of our parents no matter the age, or amount of time we are blessed to have with them, it is never enough. Knowing how much they love us, and how much we love them is thankfully what they leave behind to comfort our aching hearts, and restore our hope.

  • We will miss a truly wonderful friend in Ron. His funny wit and wonderful sense of humor always made us laugh. Love him and miss him.♥️ Rest in peace!

  • Heartfelt sympathy to Debbie and family. Ron was a good man and we were happy to have known him.
    So sorry for your loss.

  • Our sincere and deepest sympathies to Debbie, family members, and other friends. Ron was the first person to welcome us to the Legacy community (besides our next-door neighbor). He was always upbeat and we admired how he persevered through his challenges. Never met anyone who was so strong in the face of severe illness. We will miss him for sure.

  • Ron will be greatly missed. He was a good friend, a fellow golfer and dart buddy. We had many good times together on the golf course and no one could best his dart game.
    My deepest condolences to Debbie and all his family.

  • Sending our love and prayers during this difficult time. We truly are so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻

  • We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. We enjoyed being with him and Debbie at Legacy events. I will miss him on the golf course. We loved to tease each other.
    May he rest in peace.

  • Ron was a terrific and talented buddy and a gentle soul. Always ready with a warm smile, he and Debbie loved being included in all the social happenings within the Legacy community and loved to laugh, needle, and kid around. Our condolences to Debbie and the rest of his kids and grandkids. We will miss him dearly.

  • Our sincere condoloences, we are so sorry for your losss. Our thoughts are with your entire family during this difficult time.

  • Deb and Family, please know that you’re all in my prayers. I wish I had words to comfort you except I am truly sorry. Ron was such a nice man. He and Clem can play golf now up in Heaven where there is no pain to stop them! My door is always open and you are always welcome to come see me, call or text anytime day or night. Hugs, Shari

  • My condolences to the Plank family. I always enjoyed the times we got to hang out, he’ll be missed.

  • We are sorry for your loss and wishing you comfort during this time of sorrow. We pray that God give you and your family peace as you mourn your love one, may he R.I.P.

  • May all of who are deeply pierced by Ron’s passing, know without any doubt, his suffering has been eternally relieved. Debbie and the entire family, both Denise and I give our hearts in prayer for your comfort and healing….