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Ronald L. Fletcher
March 6, 1963 ~ September 20, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Ronald Lawrence Fletcher, was born on March 6, 1963–an anniversary gift for his parents Bill and Sadie. The second, of soon-to-be three boys that the couple would raise, Ronald was quite a character and had an incredible sense of humor, which allowed him to be loved by so many and touch the lives of others in a positive way.
Ronnie, as he was affectionately known by his many friends, grew up in Columbia, MD. When he was young, he played football with the COBRA league. He spent summers at the Longfellow pool—sometimes when the pool wasn’t actually open! He attended Centennial High School, where he excelled in wrestling and cross country, and he was a state champion wrestler who loved to put his opponents in a “banana split.”
Ron followed in his father’s footsteps and served in the U.S. Army. He also attended Morgan State University, and in the fall of 1983, he joined the Alpha Iota chapter of the distinguished Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
After college, Ronald became a CPA and moved to Atlanta, GA. Eventually, he moved back to Maryland and became a father to his two children, Olivia and Dominic. He also switched careers and got into the mortgage industry, and worked for several years for AmeriSave Mortgage. He was an avid golfer, and loved to get in a round or two whenever he had time.
Ron’s passion for wrestling led him to become a head coach for Howard County’s recreational league team Wilde Lake for many years. He then went on to coach wrestling at Centenntial High School where you he graduated many years earlier. You can even find his name in the school hall of fame which he received in 2014.
In 2015, Ron moved back to Atlanta for seven years, then again returned to Columbia in 2022 to be closer to his family and friends.
On the morning of September 20, 2023, after a hard-fought battle with cancer, Ron passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was constantly surrounded by loved ones in the weeks leading up to his passing.
Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Bill (2005), older brother, Reggie (2004), and sister Sybil (2022).
Ronald leaves behind the following to cherish his memory: his loving and caring children, Olivia and Dominic; his mother, Sadie; brother, Rick (Melony); sisters: Gail, Priscilla, and Mimi (Rob); nieces: Toshia, Fonta, Faith, Ariana, Paris, Leesa, Leyah, and Alyssa, nephews: Lucius, Robert II (Alicia), Jordan, and Ricco; Aunt, Lula; a host of cousins and great nieces and nephews; mother of his children, Dawn; brother-by-choice, Ted; brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi, F83 Alpha Iota Chapter; and, many kind and compassionate friends.