Ronald “Ronnie” Breeding of Seaford passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 at his home. 

He was born on Aug. 9, 1948 in Milford, the son of the late Alton Breeding and Ethel Elizabeth “Betty” Walls Breeding. Growing up in Greenwood, Ronnie graduated from Greenwood High School with the class of 1966. He later did his undergraduate studies at Shepherd College in West Virginia and graduated in 1970. In June of 1971 he married Susan Papola. He then went on to receive a Master’s degree from James Madison College in Virginia. In 1975, Ron and Sue made their home in Seaford.

Ron worked for the Department of Parks and Recreation for Seaford. Later he served as the Assistant City Manager for Seaford. He loved to volunteer himself and his family to serve his community and others. His service work included hosting bike-a-thons for St. Jude Children’s Hospital for 20 years, serving as a 4-H leader for more than 20 years, and assisting with Seaford Christmas Parade for 30 years. Ron was a member of Seaford Kiwanis and was instrumental in starting an annual golf tournament, which raised over $200,000 for scholarships for Seaford student to attend college. These are four year awards. He was appointed to the State Parks Commission for 20 years, Sussex County Soil Conservation Board, Director of the Delaware State Fair, and numerous others and was a member of the Wesley Church.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Breeding of Seaford; and two sons, Christopher Breeding and his wife Karen and Steven Breeding of Seaford; and two grandchildren, Quinn and Wyatt of Greenwood.

Funeral services will be private. There will be a celebration of Ron’s life in the spring.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Delaware State Parks – Splash Park at Trap Pond by mail: Delaware Community Foundation, PO Box 1636, Wilmington, DE 19899 or visit online: or St. Jude Research Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online: or to Wesley United Methodist Church, 22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, Delaware 19973.

Services entrusted to the Framptom Funeral Home-Fleischauer Chapel in Greenwood. Share memories with the family at