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Ronald Thomas Morton, affectionately known as "Ron/Ronnie" by many of his family and friends was born on July 9, 1962, to Lottie M. and the late Sylvester R. Morton in Trenton, New Jersey, and transitioned from this life on July 11, 2023.
Ron was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey (Edgewood Avenue) with his brothers and sister, whom he shared very close relationships with, and he didn't take their love of him for granted. Ron was very respectful and thankful for the love and support of his parents throughout his life and was grateful for their encouraging and reassuring words throughout his life. Ron was educated in the Trenton Parochial school system: Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd, Blessed Sacrament, and Notre Dame High School (Class of'81). Ron played on the Blessed Sacrament basketball team as well as the CYO basketball team of Trenton, NJ. While attending Notre Dame HS, Ron excelled as a dominant running back and was very proud to be a part of the Fighting Irish. After graduating from High School, Ron was employed at Macy's for a few years, then he supported his long-time friend Jimmy C:atelli as a Manager at the Aamco gas station on Olden Avenue
without hesitation. Jimmy stated, "Ron was like a brother to me, and I loved him like he was my blood". Ron also worked as an associate at the American Standard Manufacturing Company for a few years until his health did not allow him to continue his employment.
Ron was blessed with a son Ronald, whom he deeply loved and cherished the times they spent together when possible. He loved spending time with his Edgewood brothers and sisters wherever they may have settled and enjoyed spending time with his circle of friends who were known as his "brother-friends" and "sister-friend", Friends were known to say, "that's my dude" (Marty F.), "he saved my life" (Todd E.), "he was my right-hand man" "I could trust him with my life" "his loyalty said a lot" "he stuck by my side through thick and thin" AND "he got me hooked on the Cowboys" (Tony B.). Ron was a laid-back Cowboys fan who enjoyed watching his team as well as loving the game of football in general. Ron's close "sister-friend (Julianna S.)" affectionately called him Pop-Pop and has always been there through thick and thin, ups and downs, and remained a true friend and by his side to the end. Ron also loved spending time with his sister and her family in Maryland because they had a bond like no other and they could depend on each other no matter what. Ron often traveled with his sister especially on road trips to Virginia to spend time with his cousins who affectionately called him "Cat Daddy" and "Ronnie DeVoe".
Ron embraced life and took it one day at a time. He believed in making connections no matter where it may have led him. He did not-command or demand anything from anyone, he just believed that what was for him, would'find its way to him or him to it. He was very grateful and blessed for the friendships/brotherhood he made along his path and was thankful for God's footprints that helped carry him through life and keep him safe. Life is a series of challenges, natural and spontaneous changes, and Ron lived his life to the fullest and did not resist the changes and obstacles life threw his way. Although Ron was a no-nonsense, no-words kind of guy, he was very outgoing, a protector of many, and remained devoted to his family and close friends. Ron will be missed sorely missed by all who were a part of his path, but not forgotten.
Funeral service will be 12pm Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Church of Saint Ann, 1253 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville Township, NJ 08648 . Calling hours will be 10:30am until the time of service. Interment will be at Fountain Lawn Memorial Park, Ewing, NJ. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home.