Ronald Colucci, 73, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2022 in Leesburg, FL.
Born and raised in New Jersey, he enlisted in the United States Marines while in high school and became a tanker in Vietnam. He was injured 9 months later in country and returned home to the United States with a Purple Heart. He served the remainder of his 4-year tour at Marine Barracks 8th & I. He received his White House Security Clearance, allowing him to guard President Nixon at Camp David, MD.
After attending college, he joined the United States Navy, serving in various duties, including rigorous training to become a Navy Corpsman. Ron was assigned with the Fleet Marine Force. Once a Corpsman, he was stationed at various duty stations including the USNS Comfort during Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Chief Hospital Corpsman Fleet Marine Force after 16 years of service.
After his military career, Ron served his country as an Inspector/Investigator with the Food and Drug Administration, retiring after 21 years.
After retiring, he moved to Florida with his wife Carol, to enjoy life and his life long passion of motorcycle riding up until his passing following a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.
Survived by his loving wife Carolyn, son Ronald, sister Carol Schlenger (Richard), and many nieces and nephews. Pre deceased by parents, Louis and Rosina and brother Louis.
Services have been entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home of Leesburg, FL. His service will be Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 11am at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. All personnel wishing to be apart of the funeral procession should meet at Beyers Funeral Home, 1123 W. Main Street, Leesburg, FL at 10am on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.