Ronald McNeil, proud Navy veteran

April 6, 2021

Ronald McNeil, 74, of Lewes passed away at his residence Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Ron was born Jan. 8, 1947, to Howard McNeil and Margaret Thompson in Paterson, N.J. Growing up, Ron played basketball and baseball, and when he could no longer play them, he enjoyed watching them. He also liked playing solitaire, and really enjoyed crossword puzzles and Motown music. He dearly loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and his friends. Ron was proud to be a veteran of the U.S. Navy. 

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Joleen McNeil; and his daughter Kimberly Beckerman and son-in-law Michael of Millington, N.J.; two grandchildren, Eliza and Henry Beckerman also of Millington; stepdaughter, Heather Hodgson of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; sister, Sharon Oliphant of Lakewood, N.J.; nephew, Thomas Oliphant of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and niece, Samantha Oliphant of Baltimore, Md. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a donation be made to the Southern Delaware Kidney Walk’s “Team Ron” by visiting

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