Ellis Ronald (Ron) Brous passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 4, 2020 at the age of 81. He was the beloved son of Ellis Maurice (Pete) and Dorothy W. Brous (Magee) and older brother of Bruce Benjamin Brous. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline A. Brous. They were married for 54 wonderful years. Ron is survived by his brother Bruce and Bruce’s wife Susan, and by his children Kristy L. (Brous) Crippen, her husband Kenneth R. Crippen and son Paul R. Brous. He is also survived by many friends whom he loved dearly and considered family. He was predeceased by his parents, Pete and Dorothy Brous and by his oldest son, Ronald Scott Brous.
Born in Philadelphia, he and his brother Bruce were raised in Audubon, NJ where they enjoyed a childhood spent fishing, and playing sports, including baseball. They spent many days at the New Jersey shore and he attended many sporting events with his father and brother. Attending the World Series in Yankee Stadium back in the 1950s was a treasured memory. Ron graduated from Audubon High School in 1956 and went to work for Penn Fruit right after that. He then worked at The Quaker Store before working at Pathmark Supermarket as a store manager for over 35+ years.
Ron was a lifelong learner and enjoyed learning about both world history and American history, as well as geography, the sciences and nature, business and sports. He was a huge sports fan and loved all major sports, including the Philadelphia sports teams. He was also a huge fan of racing, golf and soccer. He especially enjoyed watching the World Cup and the Olympics.
He loved talking to people and learning about their experiences and soaking up their knowledge. No matter how much time had passed, he always made you feel like the most important person in the world and greeted you enthusiastically.
Travel was something that he especially loved, and he and his wife savored their memories of traveling to Canada, Hawaii, and to the New Jersey shore. Wildwood, Ocean City and Cape May were huge favorites of theirs, and they savored having dinner at the Lobster House in Cape May each time they visited. They rented a motor home in the mid-eighties with their children two years in a row and visited numerous locations in the great State of Virginia.
Ron loved to donate to charitable organizations including the S.P.C.A., the World Wildlife Fund and to many local non-profits.
A celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Friday, July 10th at McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. The viewing will be held from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, followed by the service at 11:00 am. The burial will immediately follow at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Newark, DE. Masks are required and seating for the service will be limited.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, UT, or to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust in Cold Spring, KY.