Ronald Paul Harvey, Sr. left this earth suddenly on 2/13/2023 in his home in Pomona Park. Born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, on June 25th 1947, he was the son of a Pilgrim Holiness preacher and a saint of a mother. Ron was a patriot, and a proud Navy Veteran and enjoyed many successful careers throughout his lifetime. Ron, who was locally known affectionately as “Captain Ron,” was once a sailor on the USS Constitution, famously known as “Old Ironsides.” After Old Ironsides, Ron was stationed in Puerto Rico, then in Mayport Naval Air station in Jacksonville, FL. Once leaving the navy, Ron moved to Hartford, CT, where he was a K9 officer with a German Shepard partner named Thor. Once leaving Hartford, Ron moved to Greenwood Lake, NY and began his career as a police officer in Suffern, NY where he remained until he was injured on the job, took an early retirement, and moved to Florida. After that, Ron worked as the head of security at Seminole Electric where he met his adoring wife, Ann. Together Ron and Ann tried their hand in real estate and various small businesses and then became the owner operators of Palatka Army Navy Outdoors before officially retiring in 2008. Ron adored his children, and was fiercely proud of each one of them and their very different journeys through life.
Ron leaves behind his devoted wife of 33 years, Ann Bramhall Harvey, his loving children, Christopher S. Harvey and his wife, Jessica, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sethany Griffin and her husband, Dana, of East Bridgewater, MA, Amanda Harvey of Jacksonville, FL, Sara Moore and her husband, Benjamin, of St. Augustine FL, and Ronald Harvey, Jr., “RJ”, and his wife, Samantha, of Georgetown Texas. Ron also leaves behind his brothers, Thomas Harvey and his wife, Lucille, of Palatka, FL and William Harvey and his wife, Maureen, of Huntington VT. Ron is also survived by his doting grandchildren Marina Harvey, Rion Harvey, Dana “DJ” Griffin, Karl Griffin, Dax Hathy, Quinn Harvey and Prince Moore and many nieces and nephews.
Ron will be missed by so many, but he is in heaven with his parents starting his final career as guardian angel over those he left on earth. There will be no public services, and in lieu of flowers please make donations in Ron’s name to his favorite charity Tunnel to Towers which can be found here. https://t2t.org/ .
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Ronald’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.