Ronald Essex “Ron” Parker, 90

January 25, 2024

Ronald “Ron” Essex Parker, 90, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Legend of Lititz surrounded by family. Born on September 5, 1933 in his great-grandmother’s home in Wheelersburg, OH, he was the son of the late Essex & Omega Parker. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marcia Ann Parker.

Ron met Marcia during his time in the Navy when she was a USO hostess. They had a true May to December romance and were married on December 12, 1953.

Shortly thereafter, they welcomed two daughters, Robin & Leslie. They were always Ron’s “two girls” and with them by his side, he always felt loved and cared for, especially in his later years.

Ron retired from Lancaster Malleable in 1998 after being there for 40 years. He soon became restless and went to work at Manheim Auto Auction driving cars. By then he had 5 grandchildren and loved telling them about the fancy cars he got to drive!

Ron was a true family man; he adored his daughters and grandchildren. As the family grew, so did the twinkle in his eye. He was always there for all of us and seeing him become a great-grandfather to 5 (soon to be 6) great-grandchildren is something that he was so proud of.

In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by his daughters, Robin Bucher & Leslie (David) Buckwalter, grandchildren, Brooke Bucher, Ashley (James) Luckenbaugh, Zachary (Stephanie) Buckwalter, Carley (Michael) Ciccarone, & MacKenzie Buckwalter, & 5 great-grandchildren, Cooper, Ava, Brooks, Natalie & Lane.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dennie Parker & son-in-law Dean Bucher.

Our family would like to thank Legend of Lititz & Grane Hospice for the care they provided Ron over the last few years.

Services will be private and in lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Grane Hospice, 1200 Camp Hill Bypass Suite 205, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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Condolences to the Family

February 02, 2024

Marcie, Leslie, Robin and family.  So sorry for your loss.  So happy to hear of the time both Ron and Marcie got to have with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He will always be remembered.  Take care.    Tim Kershner

January 30, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a father is heartbreaking. I pray that you all find comfort in your many wonderful memories. God bless you all.
Carol and Whitey Fair

January 29, 2024

Oh Marica, Robin, and Leslie and family so very sorry for your loss.  I love your Mom and enjoyed your Father’s friendship.  It is so hard to lose a parent.  Love you kids.  You’ll always be kids to me. God bless you all.  Sandy and Thomas K.

January 29, 2024

Our Sutter Village Family mourns Ronnie. He had such a great sense of humor and was such a wonderful man. My heart just aches for all of you. The days have been long and hard in recent times. I know Ronnie is at peace. Prayers, hugs and love to all of you. Tammy Kershner 

January 28, 2024

Marcie and Family
What a great person Ron was to be around.  It was a pleasure working with him.  He always strove for excellence in his management duties.  Sorry for your loss.  You were a great couple, Marcie.   I always enjoyed running into you both at Stauffers.  Sorry for your loss.  Sincerely,  Bob Hess

January 28, 2024

I worked with Ron his entire time at Lancaster malleable he was a great man. God bless!

January 28, 2024

So sorry for your loss Marcie. I only seen you and Ron a few times since you weere in Lititz area. I live with my daughter in mobile home in Manheim. Again so sorry. Jackie

January 28, 2024

To Marcie, Robin, Leslie, and your families,    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss! The write up is beautiful – My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. God bless you.
Sincerely, Tracy Randall-Loose

January 26, 2024

My heart is heavy reading this, Ron was such a sweet man!! I really enjoyed taking care of him!! Yesterday was such a hard and heartbreaking day and the love that I saw from this family for Ron and each other is undeniable and indescribable!!! My prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow!!! Ron, you will be truly missed, I know he will keep and eye on his family!! My condolences,
Carrie Almodovar (Med Tech @ Legends)

January 26, 2024

Sending prayers~ love & energy to Marcia, Robin, Leslie & entire family! Peace be with you ! RIP Ron! 🙏💜🥰⭐️😇

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