Ronald Charles Lodato, 53, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at his home in Sibley, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier in the month. Ronald was born March 25, 1961, in Shreveport. Ronald was known by many names, “Ronnie,” “Charlie,” “Charlie-Brown” and “Brother.” He was a fun-loving man that never met a stranger. He was loved by so many. His passions included football, wrestling, music and Word Search. His favorite shows included The Brady Bunch, The Walton’s, Love Boat, Gunsmoke just to name a few. His favorite song was Amazing Grace.
Ronald is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Burns Lodato; father, Lawrence Lodato; brother, Roger Tittle; grandparents, Willow and Luther Burns; aunt, Willow Dean Owens; and uncle, Clemmie Burns.
Ronald leaves behind “Uncle Bill” William H. Burns; cousins, Phyllis Watson and Kelly Shelley; sister and brother-in-law, Laura and David Rachal; four nieces; one nephew; and many cousins.
In addition to his immediate family he leaves behind his “other family,” his caregivers affectionately known as “Charlie’s Angels,” Brenda Bernard, Missy Gurgainers, Becky Holliday, Shirley Cox and LaBridget Williams.
The family would like to extend a special thanks for their continued care, love and compassion to the staff at Care Services of Northwest Louisiana in Shreveport, Dr. Jennifer Lee and staff in Sibley, Minden Medical Center and the fifth floor nursing staff at Christus Schumpert Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.
Memorial services celebrating Ronald’s life will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at The Event Center located in the Impressions Advertising Specialties building at 905 Shreveport Rd. in Minden.