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Ronald G. Clegg


Ronald G. Clegg, age 81, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly a forty year Wayne resident, passed peacefully in his sleep at home on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Ron was born and raised on 58 Sheridan Ave in Paterson having graduated from Central High School. He continued his education at William Paterson Teacher’s College in Wayne. Ron eventually joined the Plumbers Local 49 in Paterson which eventually merged into the Pipefitters Local 274. With over twenty years of service in the Union he worked his way through the ranks to General Foreman. He later worked as the Plant Manager for the Wayne Board of Education and coordinated all aspects of school maintenance. He retired from the Wayne Board of Education in 2002.

It was while working for the Wayne Board of Education that Ron met the love of his life Mary Jo Romano. They fell in love and married on October 21, 1984 at the Preakness Reformed Church in Wayne. They honeymooned in Hawaii and have enjoyed thirty-three years of a loving and devoted marriage. Ron truly loved and spoiled Mary Jo, who he affectionately called “Gorge” - short for gorgeous. He was always busy in his man cave garage always with a project whether it was making shelves, painting something, all at Mary Jo’s direction as she converted their house into a home.

Ron often enjoyed a cigar, a little Jack Daniels, and doting on Mary Jo. He also loved his children and grandchildren dearly and adored the nickname “Bum” they gave him. He will be remembered for his quiet, caring, considerate way and his good natured sense of humor.

Ron was the loving husband of Mary Jo (Romano) Clegg; devoted father of Ronald G. Clegg, III (Barbara) of Pompton Plains, Steven Clegg (Teresa) of Jefferson, Russell Clegg (Karen Hengge) of Vernon, John (Sue) of Rockaway, Caprice Vieldhouse (Kevin) of Wayne, and Pash Antonelli (David) of Teaneck; he was also the dear brother of Jacqueline Self (Ralph) of Wayne. Ron was the cherished grandfather of seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-6 PM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 would be appreciated.

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My sincere condolences to the Clegg family. Ron was a kind and gentle person. It was always a pleasure to work with him in various capacities. I always appreciated his support during my career in Wayne Township. I could always count on Ron to get the job done and done well. He will be sadly missed. Barbara Kolakowski

Barbara Kolakowski


We loved Ron. He was an unbelievable friend, kind human being, and loving man. We were enriched to have had him in our lives. Our hearts are broken for May Jo - and for the whole family. We cannot imagine living in Kings Gage without him. May he rest in peace. Love Judi and Charlie

Judi Migdol


Mary Jo and Family. I am so sad to read this. My condolences to you and your family. Ron was one of my best bosses. So sorry for your loss. On 8/27/16, I lost my Diana suddenly. Ron and Diana had a special bond while she worked in the office. Diana loved Ron and I am sure they have met again in Heaven. Again, my condolences to you. The Breen Family.


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