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“I love and miss you Grandpa. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Teddy Palmer - Bear, DE - Family

“To Ron's family: I just learned of Ron's passing and was very saddened to hear of it. I worked with Ron in Yuma and found him to be a sweet and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Lee - Yuma, AZ

“My condolences to the Hickey Family. My God Bless and keep you all. ”
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4 of 12 | Posted by: Stan Whitt - Yuma, AZ

“My name is Jimmy Osborne I am one of Teddy Palmer's or Ronald Hickey's grandson's good friends from school. I've known Teddy since 3rd grade. And now...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: James Osborne - Bear, DE

“My thoughts and prayers for the family.Donna SpeeceLancaster, Pa ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: donna speece - LANCASTER, PA

“I worked with Chief in Vielseck Germany with the M1 School, he was a good man and a great mentor.Ernie Dykes ”
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“Ron was my friend and the man who inspired me to apply and become a warrant officer. He was a true professional and an excellent boss. To all his...Read More »
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9 of 12 | Posted by: John Moldovan

“I'm sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We worked together for several years on M1 projects at Combat Systems Test Activity. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Dennis Gross - New Freedom, PA

“Great friend and comrade. He will be missed ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Mullis - Nottingham, PA

“my thought and prayers go out to the family and many friends. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Delaney - Jersey Cityb, NJ

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Ronald Hickey, of Bear, Delaware, passed away Wednesday, June 22nd, surrounded by his loving family, after battling Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

CW4 Ronald Hickey served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, in which he served numerous tours. He was highly decorated and received numerous awards including the Bronze Star and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, and many others.

After retiring from the US Army, Ron had a very successful second career with General Dynamics as a Site Manager for their Land Systems department.
Ron grew up in the Lancaster, PA area and lived with his family in Kentucky, Germany, Oxford, PA and Yuma, AZ. Every home that Ron made for his family was filled with wonderful experiences and precious memories.

Ron loved fishing, golf, gardening, boating, the beach, grilling, working on cars, he mostly enjoyed those times spent with family. He was extremely compassionate, giving, honest, loyal, and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed dearly.

Ronald was predeceased by his parents Jerome and Anna Hickey of Lancaster, PA and his sister Theresa Greiner.

Mr. Hickey is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 49 years, Patchanee (Thongplee), their children; Anthony Hickey of Lancaster, PA, his wife Diane Wesner, Madonna Hickey of Newark, DE, her wife Deborah Summa, Dorina Palmer of Bear, DE, her husband Troy, the extended Thai children, Noi Chantarin of Lancaster, PA his wife Pawn, Nit Chantarin of Lancaster, PA and his wife Gill and Ning Chantarin of Bangkok, Thailand. His cherished grandchildren, Pawnpun "Boppie" Chantarin, Tom Hess, Gabbi Palmer, Caila Hickey, Pawnpana "Nina" Chantarin, Connor Hickey and Teddy Palmer. . He is survived by his sister Mary Jane Toomey and her husband John of Lancaster, PA and many nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held Thursday, June 30th, from 8-9am at Beeson Funeral Home 2053 Pulaski Hwy, Newark, DE 19702. A Committal Service will be held on Thursday June 30th at 10 AM at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.


An Honorary Luncheon will follow at White Clay Creek Country Club, The Veranda Room, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, DE.

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