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Funeral Mass: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Location: Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

Interment: 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2022

Location: Calvary Cemetery in Ottumwa, Iowa

Ronald Maddox of Yorktown, Virginia left this earth on July 11, 2022.

He grew up on his parent’s farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and was extremely proud of his lineage linked back to the Chesapeake Bay Settlers. In his youth, he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family. He always said that farm life taught him to work smart, not hard.

Later, after leaving the U.S. Air Force and attending college, Ronald settled in Virginia where he met his wife. As a self-described “wild and free” man, he met his match in Susan and they had three daughters together. 

Ronald ended his career at NASA, where he found joy and fulfillment in his projects and team. He was a renaissance man who was generous with his knowledge - a true lifelong learner. As well as a man of deep faith in Christ Jesus. In his words, “Me and Jesus had a good run together”.


He was a scuba diver, pit master, fisher, pool boy, tech tinkerer, dad jokester, and designated bug killer. He kept us laughing until the end. He was loved, cherished, and adored by his family.

Ronald was a good man and a great father.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Sidney Ann; parents, Charles and Ada Maude of Maryland, and father-in-law, John Cecconi. Ronald is survived by his wife, Susan and his daughters, Rose and Annie. 

A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 11:00 am on Tuesday August 2, 2022. Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022 at Calvary Cemetery in Ottumwa, Iowa.

As Ronald’s favorite color was blue, his family would encourage those who join them on August 2nd to wear a shade of blue in his memory.

Arrangements in Virginia will be taken care of by Weymouth Funeral Home and in Iowa by Sinnott Funeral Home.

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#6 Diana Lewis 2022-07-26 21:58
Su and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray the Lird brings you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
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#5 Keith Ebert 2022-07-24 14:54
Ron was a very active member of the Tabb Lakes HOA board for many years, serving as Vice President and member at large. We always valued his inputs as he had vast experience of our sub division. When he departed the neighborhood, we lost his valuable inputs and experience. I’m the current Tabb Lakes HOA board president.
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#4 Mike Day 2022-07-20 17:52
It was my great pleasure working with Ron in the Air Traffic Operations Laboratory at NASA Langley. He was a great colleague and a great person. Rest In Peace, Ron.
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#3 Eileen Fennell 2022-07-20 03:27
Rest in eternal peace Ron. I was blessed to know you, Su, Rose and Annie. You will be missed. I will be forever grateful that you included my son in your Christmas celebration in Hawaii a few years back. Heaven got a bit brighter when you arrived
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#2 Tina Fitzgerald 2022-07-20 00:19
I met Ron and Susan over 20 years ago when I was teaching their older daughter Rose. The first thing I remember about Ron is how devoted he was as a father. He was always around for Rose and Annie. In time, and becoming closer friends with Susan, I began to experience their bond as a couple. Their relationship was very unique and beautiful, and one that most couples would aspire to have. Over the years I have watched Ron and Susan‘s dedication not only to their marriage, but to their beautiful children, to include their beautiful daughter Sydney in heaven. While I’m just a small part of their lives, Ron’s love for everyone he met will have a permit print in my heart. Thank you Ron for that gift! And may we meet in heaven one day!
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#1 Michelle Hetcher 2022-07-19 19:46
You will be missed. I will always cherish our time in Germany. Love always. Please watch over us all. Thanks
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