Ronald A. Nolan, 82, formerly of Southampton, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2023. He was surrounded by loved ones at his daughter’s home in Harpers Ferry, WV.
He is survived by his four children and their spouses, Jim and Shari Nolan, Bill and Carol Nolan, RJ Nolan and Joy Hedges, and Kate Nolan and George Stepanovich; his three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; and his eight great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his parents James and Rena Nolan; brothers John and Douglas Nolan; and his best friend and beautiful wife of 58 years, Doris "Pat" Nolan. He loved her dearly, and missed her immensely since her passing nearly two years ago.
Ron was a proud veteran and served four years in the United States Navy as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate. After the Navy, he worked for Grumman Aerospace before joining the New York State Police. Ron's remarkable career in the NYSP spanned twenty years and took him to all corners of the Empire State as his career progressed. He spent his last thirteen years in the NYSP with the Organized Crime Task Force, and retired in 1983 as Senior Investigator.
During his law enforcement career, Ron earned his Associates Degree from Westchester Community College; a Bachelor of Science Degree from Iona College, and a Master of Science Degree from Long Island University. All his degrees were in Criminal Justice.
Ron's extensive criminal justice education and experience with the New York State Police led him into his next career as an Investigator for Lincoln First Bank, National Bank of Westchester, and Chase Manhattan Bank. He also served as Vice President of Security for Coastal Federal Bank in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Ron served his community in many roles and for many years. He was an active Volunteer Fireman for the Southampton Hose Company and served as Lieutenant and Captain for several years. He was also an active member of the Elks Club and American Legion.
Ron loved camping and traveling. He organized many camping trips with his young family and created life-long memories for them. Once retired, he and his beloved “Pat” went on many exciting adventures. They traveled the United States in their RV, cruised the Caribbean and Europe, and they took many vacations with friends and family. Ron was energetic, always ready to help others, and valued spending time with his loved ones. He was an incredible role model to many, and his greatest legacy left for his family and friends will be a lifespan full of happy memories, fun times, and a boundless love.
Burial of remains will take place with a graveside service on Saturday, June 17th, 2023 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Cemetery in Southampton, NY. A celebration of Ron Nolan’s life will immediately follow at the Southampton Elks Club.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Ronald Acatius Nolan be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville, WV at the following link: Hospice of the Panhandle
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