Ronald F. Travers

June 17, 2012

Travers, Ronald Obituary

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 17, 2012, Ronald Francis Travers, Sr. departed this life  at the age of 69 at Saint Thomas More Rehabilitation Center.  Ronald was the first born of three children of the late Fredrick G. and Catherine C. Travers

Ronnie as he was affectionately called grew up in Lincoln Heights in Northeast DC and attended District of Columbia public schools.  Ronnie completed his GED while serving in the United States Army.

He married Anne E. Anderson and from this union his son Ronald, Jr. (Crystal) was born.

After his discharge from the United States Army worked at various jobs in District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and acquired many skills.  His first love was basketball and he was a very skillful player. Although Ronnie was never picked up by the NBA, he played the game he loved and traveled the United States and different parts of Europe while serving in the United States Army.  

Ronnie’s handwriting left a lot to be desired.  However, he was an excellent printer and drawer.  He printed and drew on any and everything.  Ronnie loved to watch cartons and the animal channel. He also read the paper from cover to cover with the exception of the Real Estate and Classified sections.

Although Ronnie had several up and downs in his life he was always a caring and loving son, brother, brother-in-law, father, uncle and friend and he will be greatly missed by all.

Ronnie assisted with the care of his mother, Catherine until he suffered a severe seizure in March of 2011 and remained in a comatose state until his death.

Ronald leaves to mourn his son, Ronald, Jr. (Crystal), brother, Wayne (Jocelyn), sisters, Judith Travers and Carol Travers, grandson Micah and a host of relatives and friends.


Viewing and Mass will be held at St. Luke's Catholic Church (map/directions) begining at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 29.  Interment Quantico National Cemetery (map/directions).

Mass of the Resurrection

Entrance Hymn
Blessing of the Body
Opening Prayer

Readings from Holy Scripture

First Reading – Old Testament
Responsorial Psalm
Second Reading – New Testament
Meditation hymn
Obituary (Read in Silence)
Final Commendation and Farewell



Pallbearers – Family and Friends

Acknowledgements – The family wishes to thank everyone for their expressions of kindness, love, and prayers at our time of bereavement.  A very special thanks to Ms. Elena Lowery at Horton’s for her compassion and understanding working with the family.

Repast – The family invites relatives and friends to join us after interment for fellowship in the church hall

Services Entrusted:  R. N. Horton Company Morticians, Inc.


Click here to send flowers to St. Luke's via our local florist.


June 29, 2012

Viewing & Mass - St. Luke's Catholic Church , Washington - 9:00 a.m.


June 29, 2012

Interment - Quantico National Cemtery, Quantico, VA

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