Ronald Charles Tropea

ronald tropea

February 18, 1973 ~ March 12, 2016

Tropea, Ronald Charles, age 43, of Preston Park, PA, formerly of Hillsdale & Cliffside Park, NJ on March 12, 2016. Beloved son of Sebastian "Robert" and Carol Tropea. Devoted brother of Salvatore Tropea and his wife Krista, Robert Tropea and Christine Tropea. Cherished Uncle "RaRa" of Julian, Sebastian and Robert. Loving fiancé of Vanessa Selner. He was loved by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Ronnie had a heart of gold and his smile lit up the room. He loved hunting, fishing and teaching his nephews about the outdoors. The family will receive their friends on Thursday 3:00 – 7:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Friday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in the Main Madonna R.C Church at 11:00 AM. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: March 18, 2016 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church
Across the Street From Funeral Home
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: March 17, 2016 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

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  1. You are gone too soon…May you rest peacefully Ron. Until we meet again xoxo. With love, Dede

  2. My Sincerest Condolences to the Tropea family. May Gods love give you strength and may your memories of your loved one give you comfort in this very difficult time

  3. Our prayers n love are with you all. So so sorry. How I wish they were little again. Love Nikki,Lisa,Jamie,Jacqui

  4. Sorry to hear for your unexpected loss ,my thoughts and prayers are with you all… May Ronnie rest in peace, as our memories of him keep him alive .

  5. We were so sad to hear about Ronnie. We always remember hearing what a kind, loving person he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. I didn't know Ronnie, but a hundred years ago I knew Bobby. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Son, Brother and Uncle. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  7. All that knew Ronnie loved him. He is going to be missed terribly. May he be at peace in the arms of the Lord and we pray the Lord give family and friends strength and comfort to help them through this. Rest in peace our dear cousin, God Bless.

  8. The Gallina family wants to send over their condolences to the Tropea Family. We are very saddened over this news.

  9. Dearest Carol, Bobby, and Family,
    There are no words. Our hearts are breaking for you. God bless Ronnie and God bless your family.
    In sympathy and friendship,
    Diane and Ed

  10. so very very sorry for your loss… no words can express! Ronnie was a GREAT guy. My love and prayers are with you all at this very sad and trying time. May God give you all the strength and comfort you need, now and forever. Amen.

    Laurie DiCocco

  11. So very sorry for your loss. We wish to extend our condolences to the entire family at this difficult time. We never really know quite what to say when someone mourns the loss of a child, no matter what age, Please know that we grieve with you. Love,Tony and JudiD

  12. Carol, So heartbroken to read this news. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Jeannette Keber Buckles

  13. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family.

  14. It is with great sadness that I write this memo of condolence to the family of Ron Tropea. I very much regret this tragic loss. If someone had asked me two weeks ago how long I had known Ron, I'd have answered ten years, maybe more, but the fact is I knew Ron for only for four years. That's the kind of guy Ron was…a guy you would meet and feel like you knew him all of your life. He had a great sense of humor, a big smile and a laugh that was uniquely Ron. I really enjoyed talking to Ron, hearing about the lodge, his fishing, hunting and in particular, about Vanessa. For years Ron has been trying to get me to come up to the lodge for fishing and hunting, but like everything else, I was too busy. Ron and I spoke just last month about hunting pheasant and grouse. I was really looking forward to that, but its not to be. Ron was easy to talk to and we always laughed our way through every conversation and that is what I will miss most of all. Rest easy my friend. You will not be forgotten.

  15. Dear Bobby, Carol and Family,

    My deepest condolences to all of you, my heart breaks for your loss.

    With Deepest Sympathy
    Cousin Donna Rubolino Puma

  16. Our hearts are saddened by your loss. Although we didn't know young Ronnie, we grew up with the Tropea family spending summers in Ortley Beach at Esposito's bungalows. The family of Jack and Nancy Jaccoi wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you all.

  17. Dear Carol and Family,
    May the wonderful memories of Ronnie and the love of your family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. I am so sorry for the Loss of Ronnie. I remember the fun times we spent with his Family down the Jersey Shore.

    May you RIP

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