Pelky Sr., Ronald E.


Ronald E. Pelky, Sr. Age 86, passed away at his home on Saturday, March 7, 2020.  He began his life in the rural farmlands of Maine. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War where he traveled the world. During his travels, he met his wife of almost 65 years Rose Marie. Ron was a proud retiree as a structural engineer from DFW Airport, he managed many of the teams that built several runways, buildings, roads and parking structures. He loved his antique tractors, vintage cars, and RV’ing across the country and spending his summers on the coast in Maine with all their friends. He had friends all over the world and he had the opportunity to have quality conversations with many of them about a month before his passing. If you’re ever in Lubec, go see the veteran’s memorial in the town square and you will find his name listed alongside some of his longtime friends that he served with in the service. He is survived by his wife Rose Marie, his daughter Yvette, his 3 sons Leonard, Ronald, Lawrence and his 4 grandchildren: Christopher, Sebastian, Angela and Lauran.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

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24 replies on “Pelky Sr., Ronald E.”

Jimmie Pelkey says:

My Oldest Brother, I miss you but know your in a better place. And with God. RIP love you will not forget you! Jimmie

Scott Handley says:

Larry (Lawrence), Yvette & Rose Marie – we are so very sorry for your loss. Your father and husband was an amazing man who was clearly loved and appreciated by so many. We know your loss is painful and we hope that your memories and shared stories will help to bring you some comfort. Someone once said “there will come a time when his memory will bring a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes.” With Deepest Condolences, Scott Handley & Robb Greenhoe

Luigi Fuentes says:

My most sincere condolences for your loss. Very proud of a dedicated man serving his Country.

Lorna kraemer says:

So very sorry to hear the loss of Uncle Ronald.
Never got to meet him but heard he was a very special person. Praying for strength and comfort for the family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Brian Smith says:

Larry, Rose Marie & Yvette – We are sending our sincerest condolences to you family for your loss. What a privilege to learn a bit more about Ronald and what a wonderful man he was – his family is a proven legacy to that. Hoping that over time the good memories of him will overcome the pain of the loss. Sending our good thoughts your way in that process, Brian Smith & Steven Wooldridge

Annette Miguez says:

Rose Marie, I can’t tell you how sad I am for the loss of Ron. He was a good man and he loved you so much. Yvette and Lawrence, he was so proud of you. Family was very important to him. Ron left this world too soon. He touched so many lives and will be missed by so many people. There will never be another man quite like him and his memory will live on forever. I for one, will never forget him.

Rigoberto Navarro says:

Queridos primos:deseamos que en estos momentos después de la partida de Ronal , les quede la gran satisfacción de haber tenido un gran esposo, un gran padre y un gran abuelo. Y recuérdalo como todos lo recordamos como el gran hombre que fue,que solo grandes momentos nos supo dar , lo tierno que era,lo bondadoso y lo feliz que fue.Dios los bendiga y les de la Paz que se merecen.ANI y RIGO

Luis Enrique Navarro says:

Queridos primos: reciban nuestras condolencias. Ronald, “el Macho” como cariñosamente le decíamos, nos dejó un hermoso recuerdo de una persona feliz que siempre dio amor a su paso. He sido Feliz por haberlo conocido y hoy ustedes tienen un ángel en el cielo. Con cariño: Luigi,Aida, Leonardo y Mariana Navarro Jiménez

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Neil Hamilton says:

It was a sad day when I got the phone call from Lawrence. I rushed to meet him at his dad’s house. Words can’t describe the feeling of helplessness that everyone was going through. I did witness to his last breath he was trying to take care of his wife Rose Marie. She was in a panic to try to get back in to see the love of her life one more time. It was a very sad day but also a happy day know there was no more pain and suffering he had to endure any longer. Ronald Pelky mad his mark on all of us. He always seem to have the answers to any of our problems. He will be missed by so many people but now he has gone to rest with our maker. My heart goes out to all our family’s loss.


I always looked up to Ronald for ability and talent to succeed at any job offered from running a logging operation in the jungles of costa rica to a auto assembly plant to buildind runways at Dallas Fort worth airport.We sadly miss him and have great memories of our 65 year friendship. Our condolences to Rosemarie and children for your great loss. LEONARD & MARGARITA friendship

Shayna Smart says:

My condolences to the family. I had the opportunity to meet Pelkys a few years back. I loved chatting with him and listening to his stories.

Liliana Navarro says:

Cuando alguien que amamos se nos adelanta en el camino, no hay forma de evitar la tristeza y de tener un vacío en el corazón pero a su vez nos da La Paz y el consuelo de que ya está junto al Padre Celestial.
Para nuestra familia Ronald fue una persona muy especial. Esperábamos esa vez al año que nos venían a viditar. Y tratamos de ir donde ustedes y compartir. Le dio gracias Dios por haber compartird en Maine el año pasado ese tiempo fue una gran bendición y nos dio grandes enseñanzas la que nos marcó más fue: “A simple life is a happy life”
Y él era feliz con su Rosita en Maine compartiendo su vida sencilla y feliz.

Fay Smith & Jamie White says:

We remember the fun times on our many camping trips, including the many ski trips to New Mexico. Bill (my husband) and Ronald were great friends and loved traveling together. I (Fay) being the navigator, remember the time I dozed off on the way to New Mexico and woke up in Oklahoma! They had missed the important turn heading west! In later years, we enjoyed our trips to Maine to visit with Ronald and Rose Marie. I am sure Ronald and Bill are having a great reunion in heaven and laughing about the good times. Lawrence and I (Jamie) were running buddies on all of these trips! We will miss Ronald and the fun times we all had. Our prayers are with the whole family! Fay and Jamie.

Alice Cooper says:

Ron was a Gentleman as well as an Honorable man. We will miss his kindness and generosity with knowledge spun within his story of his experiences. We will miss you, Ron. Rest easy, your Lovely wife Rose Marie is sharing goodness with every wave and hello – she, too, will be cared for by your guidance from On High.

Debbie Holmes says:

Rose Marie, Larry and Yvette, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Thomas Cooke says:

Well, i’ll certainly miss my old tractor buddy. We enjoyed exploring each others tractor history and knowledge on Farmall tractors. One of my favorite summer friends. RIP Pall, we will see each other again some day in God’s Glory.

Liliana Navarro says:

Cuando alguien que amamos nos adelanta en el camino, no hay forma de evitar la tristeza y de tener un vacío en el corazón, pero a su vez nos da La Paz y el consuelo que ya está junto a nuestro padre celestial

paula a cummings says:

Mr. Pelky always treated me with kindness. He gave the best hugs and greeted me with a big sincere smile and always looked forward to the healing warmth of his hug and his smile. He will be missed by many people because of that sincere warmth and compassion.

James Otis pelkey says:

Leonard and Family, I am sorry that I could not have been there. I was hoping to see y’all again and I am so sad for your loss as well as for his Brothers. He will be missed, My love and condolences to the Family and for your loss. Two Siters and three Brothers remain! Dad will be glad to have his Son resting with him. In Him RIP Amen. Jimmie

Gloria Ramsdell says:

So sorry to hear of Ron’ passing will mis not seeing him in Lubec and Kippys korner condolences and thoughts to Rose Marie and family .🙏 Gloria Ramsdell

Lawrence I Pelkey Sr says:

You were my older brother and we once had great times. Too bad we lived and grew so far apart. Wished you would have stopped in to see us at the farm when you were visiting in Maine. My older brother I thought the world of you, always in my memories. Love you and may you Rest In Peace. Lawrence

Betsy Finley says:

My condolences to the Pelkey family. I was the Secretary at the Addison Athletic Club for 15 years. I saw Ron,Rose Marie and Yvette countless times. We always had great talks. Rose Marie and Ron will always be in my heart. Betsy Finley

Jimmie Pelkey says:

Miss you Big Brother.

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