Obituary: Ron Aparicio, 42

Ron Aparicio
Ron Aparicio

Husband, father and friend, Ron Aparicio, 42, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Stamford Hospital with his loving wife at his side.

A lifelong resident of Stamford, Connecticut, Ron graduated from Stamford High School where he excelled academically and athletically. An Honors student, Ron was his senior class vice president, a captain of the football team and a first team all FCIAC selection in his senior year, and a member of the wrestling team. An outstanding singer, he competed nationally for the Stamford High School choir.

He attended Bentley University on a full scholarship, and was a varsity football player. He graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Ron worked in finance at UBS Group in Stamford and Zurich, Switzerland and GE Capital in Stamford. He later ran the family business, Ruben’s Decorative Fabrics in Stamford.

He fully enjoyed and cherished the passions of his life — faith, family, friends, and running. He completed 28 marathons throughout the U.S. and internationally with a 3:20 personal best. He served as an elder at Grace Evangelical Church in Stamford and led multiple Bible studies at his home. Ron felt strongly about having a purpose in his life, and his was to help people. Whether you just needed a listening ear, a word of encouragement, or a big hug and laugh, Ron would always make time for you, preferably over a Peruvian meal.

As a demonstration of his purpose-filled life, he worked at Service Master Corporation until the time of his passing as a health and safety manager, where he traveled across the country to storm-ravaged communities to help families rebuild their lives. His last selfless act was to donate his organs so that other people would have the opportunity to live healthy lives. In the tragedy of his untimely death, he ensured good prevailed in his life.  

Ron is survived by his wife, Megan Hibbert Aparicio and three children: Lucas, Grace and Abigail, ages 5, 3 and 18 months, respectively; his mother, Angelica Curto Aparicio of Stamford; his brothers, Richard and Robert of Norwalk, Sonny of Stamford, Rafael of Darien, and Ruben of Boston, Massachusetts. He is predeceased by his father, Santiago Aparicio and his brother, Jorge.

Calling hours will be held at Lacerenza Funeral Home, Eight Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, Connecticut, on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. His life will be celebrated at a memorial service on Saturday, August 4, 2018, starting at 10:00 am at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 241 Courtland Ave., Stamford, Connecticut.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the athletic department at Stamford High School or Grace Evangelical Church.