Ronald Worman, 86, peacefully passed away on April 25, 2020, following a long battle with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
Ron was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 19, 1933; he would spend many memorable weekends on his family’s farm in Connecticut. After attending Brooklyn Technology Institute, he took a job in Huntsville, Alabama to work on the NASA Redstone Arsenal Project. Ron then attended the Georgia Institute of Technology; while there, he met the love of his life, Charlene. Ron and Charlene were married in 1955 and raised eight children together. Ron worked in the engineering industry for over forty years. Ron eventually settled his family in Culpeper, Virginia, where he industriously built and maintained a farm until his retirement. Seeking warmer climates after retirement, he relocated to North Carolina and subsequently, Saint Johns, Florida. Ron was an avid Biblical scholar, animal lover (and was particularly fond of chickens), a keen horticulturalist, talented wood-worker and jeweler, VW mechanic, and purveyor of “dad jokes”.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Charlene; seven children: Suzanne Roberts (Locust Grove, VA), Thomas Worman (Fredericksburg, VA), Timothy Worman (Greensboro, NC), Peter Worman (Katy, TX), Allysoun Gallup (Palm Coast, FL), Christine Myers (Pine Hurst, FL), and Dr. Anastasia Whitman (Jacksonville, FL); twenty grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held for immediate family in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. A virtual memorial service will be held on May 19, 2020, from 7:00-9:00pm for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Ron’s memory to the Mayo Clinic Parkinson’s Program:
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
PD research, Dementia research
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224