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Memories of Ronny Kadlec
\r\nRonnie Thomas Kadlec, 71 of Biddeford, Maine, passed away on May 15th, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.\r\nBorn October 14, 1943 in Biddeford, Maine, he attended Old Orchard Beach High School. \r\nRon was preceded in death by his mother Lela Anderson, father Charles Anderson and brother Richard Lawrence Kadlec.\r\nHe is survived by his beloved cat, Tiki; his trusty crutch, Henry; sisters and their husbands, Kathryn Dolby (Byron), Patty Buffum (Dick) and Jackie Allen (David) along with his son Christopher Kadlec and daughter Lorie Allen and grandchildren, Richard Strayer and Amanda Strayer and a number of nieces and nephews.\r\nAgainst all odds, Ron led an interesting and versatile life. Inflicted by Polio at the age of two, the doctors said he would not live past 30. When everyone else told him he couldn\'t do something, he said, \"Oh Yeah!\". \r\n\"You\'ll never ride a bicycle\", but he did. \"You can\'t drive a car\", but he did. \"You\'ll never get your lifesaving certificate\", but he did and more, a scuba diving license. Certified as an EMT, he started an ambulance service in Lisbon Falls and worked as a Police dispatcher.\r\nKnown as the \'singing dispatcher\', he gave up his job to devote himself to his first love, music. \r\nAs an accomplished musician, he released his first album \'Brace Yourself\' on the Tiki label.\r\nInspired by Bob Ross, Ron taught himself to paint with an emphasis on landscapes, lighthouses and flowers winning his first entry in the Portland Sidewalk Art Festival. \r\nHis favorite saying was always, \"That\'s about as funny as a rubber crutch in a Polio ward\".\r\nWe want to thank Southern Maine Health Care for their wonderful, loving and compassionate care for Ron and support for the family. The doctors were so impressed with his will to live and get as much out of his body as humanly possible. Ron will be missed but remembered by many.\r\n \r\nWhen I come to the end of the road\r\nAnd the sun has set for me\r\nShed not a tear in a gloom filled room.\r\nWhy cry for a soul set free.\r\n \r\nMiss me a little, but not too long,\r\nAnd not with your head bowed low.\r\n But remember the love that once was shared\r\nMiss me...But let me go.\r\n \r\nVisiting will be Tuesday, May 26, 10:00-11:00 Service 11:00-12:00\r\nHope Memorial Chapel, Biddeford\r\nBurial next to family at Scarborough Memorial Cemetery, Scarborough
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