Ronald Charles Hazelton

Ronald Charles Hazelton, 78, of Leesburg, Fla., passed away Friday (March 21, 2014, at his home. He will be missed by many people because he was generous, kind and helpful to all his friends, neighbors and family during needful times.

Ron was born in Somerville, New Jersey. He attended Bernards High in Bernardsville, New Jersey. He served honorary in the U.S. Army beginning in 1958 and graduated from Rutgers University in 1965 with his BA in chemistry. Ron worked as a chemist at Union Carbide/Amoco/BP Specialty Composites in Marietta.

Ron is survived by his caring wife of 31 years, Patricia; his sons, Ronald (Bobbi), David (Sherri), Gary (Irene); his stepson, Kerry (Kellan); his grandchildren, Ian, Mackenzie, Samantha, Aaron, Joshua, Emma, Jacob, Michaela, Montanna Paige, and Austin; his brother, James; his sister, Elise; his mother, Lula; and his dog, Joey.

Funeral services will be held April 14, 10 a.m., at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.