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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Ronald 'Ron' R. Porro 80, of Rolla

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  • Ronald 'Ron' R. Porro
    80, of Rolla
    Ronald "Ron" R. Porro, age 80 years, of Rolla, Missouri, departed this life on Monday, February 10, 2014, at Missouri Veteran's Home in St. James. Ron was born on August 21, 1933, in Tampa, Florida.
    Ron was united in marriage on December 18, 1953 in Belle, Missouri, to the former Phyllis Ann Licklider. They shared 60 years together, celebrating their anniversary December 18, 2013. They had three daughters. Ron was preceded in death by his parents; one sister: Marilyn Figueredo.
    Ron is survived by his wife: Phyllis, Rolla, Missouri; three daughters: Ronda P. Miller (A.J. Miller) of Brentwood, TN, Becky Voight (Cliff Voight) of Rolla, MO, Linda Breyfogle of Springfield, MO; five grandchildren: John, Katherine (Brandon), Emily, Joshua, Britney, Brevin; three great-grandchildren: Hallie, Minna, Bryleigh; two brothers: Joe Figueredo, Ernie Figueredo; many special nieces and nephews; and their well-loved dog: "Happy".
    Ron enjoyed a successful work-life in sales, management and as an entrepreneur. He encouraged and mentored others in life, both in business and faith. He served community and church with joy. Ron enjoyed travel and times with Phyllis and good friends "RV-ing", beaches, golf, music, "antiquing", fishing, hunting, and movies. He shared his humor and laughter with all who knew him. Most of all, he loved time spent with his family.
    A Heroes Homecoming Salute service honoring Ron was conducted at Missouri Veteran's. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.
    Memorial contributions may be made to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Ronald "Ron" R. Porro Memorial, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132 (phone: 800-272-3900 – Donations).
    Or to: Shriner's Hospital for Children, Office of Development, Ronald "Ron" R. Porro Memorial, 2001 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131. (phone: 314-432-3600 – Office of Development).
    Please note on check : Ronald "Ron" R. Porro Memorial.
    The family wishes to thank all of the friends, family and caregivers who surrounded Ron with such attentive care and love.

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