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Ronald Paul Buckingham


Ronald Paul Buckingham, 76, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away on July 31, 2018, at Hospice Woodside in Pinellas Park, Florida. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and had been a resident of St. Petersburg for over fifty years.

Ron worked for Sears in Chicago IL and as a Life Insurance Salesman for Western and Southern Life when he moved to St. Petersburg, FL.

Ron’s true passion was being an Irishman. He was the President of the Florida Irish American Club and he was a Member of SPIFS, The St Petersburg International Folk Fair Society. Ron was a devoted Catholic at Holy Cross Catholic Church where he served as lector.

He was preceded by his parents Leon and Hellen Buckingham and his late Brother Roger Buckingham of Gurnee,  Illinois. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Mary Ann Buckingham (Ward); sons Michael,  Brian and Daniel along with his grandchildren Victoria, Dillon, Katlyn, Ryan, Devin; and his Great Grandson Eli.

A service is scheduled for 10:15AM on Friday, August 10, 2018, in the Chapel at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Ave North, Clearwater, Florida.

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  • Liz White says:

    To my beloved Sister Mary Ann and my loving nephews Mike Brian and Dan and the rest of the Buckingham family I am so sorry for your loss may peace be with you at this time but just remember what a true Irishmen your father was singing Oh Danny Boy every chance he got!! He loved and enjoyed his Irish heritage and kissing the balarney stone in Ireland was the frosting on the cake for him So peace be with your Dad I can still hear him singing Oh Danny Boy The pipes the pipes are calling from Glenn to Glenn and down the mountainside Peace be with you my true Irish brother-in law I no the Bag Pipes are playing for you Love Liz ;Tom Tommy Jason and Kelly White

  • Cathy Kuykendall says:

    To my Sister Mary Ann and my loving nephews Mike Brian and Dan and the rest of the Buckingham family I am so sorry for your loss but your Dad is at peace now. Mary Ann Mike Brian and Dan you are in my thoughts and prayers please except my condolences Ron was a true Irishmen

  • Bev Barfield says:

    To my Florida family,
    I so enjoyed my time spent in the Buckingham Palace with uncle Ron and aunt Maryann. Uncle Ron was a true Irish Legend. He will never be forgotten for his kind and caring heart and the love he has given to his family.
    Fly high with the angles Uncle Ron!Till we meet again
    Rest in peace.

  • Rita & Ron Glazier says:

    Our special thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this time. Remembering all the times of him playing. the piano and singing and the get togethers
    May peace be with him.

  • Deb Zegger says:

    Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers to our FL family!
    May you find comfort and peace knowing that Uncle Ron is in a better place! He was forever the proud Irishman who was one hell of an organ player, spouse and Dad! I hope that you keep his memory alive through all the beautiful memories you created together! ❤️🙏❤️🍀🇨🇮 Deb

  • Terry Cartwright says:

    I’m sorry for your loss Mike. He is looking down at you wishing you the best

  • Windy says:

    Jesus said if you believe in me you will have everlasting life! May the beliefs we have grown up with and the truth we know comfort you in this time of transition. Uncle Ron has not died , he has been re born into Gods Kingdom as he so desired! Have faith that you will see him again one day and let your memories of the love and the good times comfort you until then. I love you al and will keep you in my prayers. Windy

  • Dennis says:

    My condolences to my good neighbors and all the family. I know that Ron is greatly missed.

  • Mike says:

    Thanks to all of you for your positive comments and the support for the Buckingham family. I am Ron’s oldest son and it means a lot that there are true, kind, great friends and family who come together in a tuff situation. This means a lot to me and my Family. God Bless