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Ronald Burns

Ronald Burns

Thursday, September 4th, 1947 Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

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Obituary for Ronald Edwin Burns

Ronald Edwin “Ronnie” Burns, 72, of Oakland Park, FL, passed away peacefully
on December 11, 2019 in the Holy Cross Hospital.

Ron was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 4, 1947. He is preceded in death
by his parents, James and Hilda Burns.

Ron is survived by his partner of 18 years, Roy B. Stoutamyer III, and his four
children, Samuel E. Burns, Steven M. Burns, Shawn P. Burns, and Stephanie L.
Robinson, as well as 9 grandchildren.

Ron graduated from Abington High School, Abington, PA, in 1965, and from the
Wilford Academy in Philadelphia, PA in 1966.

Throughout his career, Ron worked as a stylist, owner, manager and supervisor in
the hair salon and retail business. He performed with the Ice Capades from 1966-
1971. He enjoyed reading, going to the movies, Broadway musicals, and fine
dining.

A Celebration of Life will be held on January 18, 2020 at Tropics Grill, 2000 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Florida 33305.

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A Celebration of Life will be held on January 18, 2020 at Tropics Grill, 2000 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Florida 33305.

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Colleen sweeney

I ADORED RON BURNS. I met him and Roy when they lived on flintlock lane in chesterbrook pa. The minute we met we connected. He was the KINDEST FUNNIEST MAN I EVER MET. He was a BEST FRIEND and I could tell him anything. I will always cherish the fun times we had. He was truly a LEGEND. REST IN PEACE W NO PAIN MY DEAR FRIEND ❤️❤️❤️
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Rev. Joel Slotnick

I had the privilege to meet Ron just hours before his passing. When I walked into the room, he was speaking softly, yet was able to smile a bit while interacting with dear friends and his partner, Roy. My condolences to Roy, all of Ron's loved ones and friends.
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Roy Stoutamyer

It was a cold Friday night in February nearly 18 years ago on two-stepping night at Woody’s in Philadelphia when the man who would change my life forever asked me to dance.
Over the years Ron taught me many important things about life: how to dress (although I could never keep up with his sense of style), how to decorate (I was getting better at that even though I am color blind),
and how to cook (which I never really mastered), to name a few. But the most important thing he taught me was how to love, and how to be loved. At 46 years old I never thought that I was ever going to experience that.
We shared so many wonderful times together. We loved going to concerts, dining out, and going to the theater. While living in the Philadelphia area we went to New York several times a year to see a Broadway show. One of our favorites was Wicked, which features “our” song For Good.
We also shared a love of figure skating. I had always been a fan of figure skating, but with Ron’s experience skating in Ice Capades, I was able to enjoy it from a different perspective and understanding. He tried to teach me how to recognize the jumps, and while I was getting pretty good at that, I still can’t recognize the salchow.
We had many common goals in life including visiting Paris and moving to Fort Lauderdale. Our Paris trip was beautiful, and I am so thankful that I was able to retire early and move to Florida with Ron.
We started a whole new life in Florida, and were able to create a great group of friends as we chased the talented duo of Tony and Gloria from venue to venue. Ron and I both loved walking into a place and hearing Gloria stop the song in mid-verse to say “R and R are in the house”.
Even though we enjoyed our social life, and going out and being with our friends, we both were just as content to stay home and spend the night sitting on the couch, holding hands, and watching television.
The past year was quite difficult for Ron as his health started to deteriorate at a much faster rate. Despite all the pain he was in, he continued to fight and endured a lot of tests and treatments trying to extend his time here on earth. In my heart I know he put himself through much of this for me.
Last night God relieved Ron of all of that pain and suffering when he was called to heaven. Selfishly, it happened much too soon. We had so many things that we wanted to experience together, and more simply, just be together. However, I know that it was time for Ron to go, and I also know that someday we will be together again and continue our journey.
I love you Ron … and every day I am so thankful that when you asked me to dance that cold night back in 2002, I said “sure”.
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Michael O'Reilly

This is absolutely beautiful. Michael O'Reilly
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