Ronald Salvatore DeLorenzo passed away on November 8, 2023, at the age of 80 in Leesburg, Florida. Ron was born on April 15, 1943, in Amsterdam, New York to his parents, Concetta and Rocco DeLorenzo. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, leaving behind a legacy of love and laughter.
Ron leaves behind a loving family who will miss him dearly. He is survived by his devoted wife, Carol (DeCocco), who stood by his side throughout their journey together. Ron's siblings Madeline Fretto and husband Angelo, Rocco DeLorenzo and wife Michele, and Shirley Jobman will forever hold cherished memories of their brother close to their hearts. He was a proud father to daughter, Lori Western (Frank Gillotti), and son, Ronald M. DeLorenzo (wife Nicole). Ron adored his grandchildren Nicole Mackey, Harry Western, Stephanie Mattoon (Geoff), Kayla DeLorenzo (Brian), Madisyn and Maria Gillotti. as well as his great-grandsons Carter Western and Renly DeLorenzo. He was also proud to be beloved by Carol's children, daughters Holly and Michele Prysmont, and sons Michael Prysmont and wife Coreen, and Adam Prysmont and wife Denise, all of whom he loved and cared for as his own. as well as her grandchildren Haley and Anthony Raeder, Michaela and Marisa Prysmont, and Emmaly and Kyle Prysmont and several great grandchildren. In addition to his immediate family, Ron leaves behind many beloved relatives, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who were touched by his kind-hearted nature as well as his little dog, Mya who was a great source of happiness.
Ron was predeceased by his father Rocco, mother Concetta, and his beloved Aunt Lena Believe who adored her "Ronnie", as well as many other dear loved ones.
Ron graduated from Scotia - Glenville Central High School and later graduated from the Spencer Business and Technical Institute. These educational experiences provided him with the foundation to excel both professionally and personally. From a young age, he worked hard at his family's business, Rocky's IGA Market in Saratoga and later Glenville, New York and was presumed to one day take over the reins of running the family business. But he had other ideas and that included making music. After the family stores closed, he worked in different jobs including S&K Menswear and various office supply and technical companies throughout his life due to his extensive knowledge of computers, but it was music that truly captured his heart. Ron was an incredibly talented entertainer who dedicated his life from that point on to spreading joy through music. He traveled all over the Northeast, including Lake George, Saratoga, and New York City, as well as Atlantic City, New Jersey. Ron entertained audiences with his classic stylings on the keyboard and melodic vocals. For several years, he was also part of the musical choir at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Hudson Falls, NY and the Lynnwood Reformed Church near his former home in Guilderland, NY. Additionally, he spent many years working as a DJ, even most recently setting up impromptu performances in his driveway to entertain the neighbors in Ocala and Leesburg, Florida. Ron had an innate ability to light up any room with his musical talent and infectious energy.
Beyond his professional career in music and entertainment, Ron cherished spending time with loved ones and pursuing hobbies close to his heart. Described as a friend to everyone he met, Ron possessed an unwaveringly positive outlook on life. He had an extraordinary ability to make everyone around him smile and laugh. A man of great faith in Jesus Christ, Ron embodied kindness and compassion throughout his life.
Ronald Salvatore DeLorenzo will be fondly remembered for his contributions to the world of music, his ability to bring people together through laughter, and the love he shared with his family. His legacy as a talented entertainer with an infectious smile will continue to inspire those who had the pleasure of crossing paths with him. As we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate the remarkable life that he lived. May he rest in eternal peace.
An open house to celebrate Ron's life will take place at his Florida home in Leesburg on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 2-4pm. Friends may come to gather to share stories and memories of Ron. A separate event will also take place in New York at a later date at the convenience of the family.