Ron Kinkade
Major - Marines


Major Ronald Dwight Kincade (USMC Ret.), 85, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died on December 9, 2021, due to congestive heart failure.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Virginia "Ginger" A. Kincade; sons, Bradley (Sonia) and Brent Kincade (Lindsay); a sister, Diane Clayworth; grandsons, Thomas, Brian (Sohany) and Aaron Kincade; and four great-grandchildren; Savannah, Harlee, Tommy and Brian Jr. Ron was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Donald Topolski.

Ron was born June, 26, 1936, in Hammond, Indiana, to Aaron Dwight Kincade and Lillian (Thardorf) Kincade. He graduated from New Buffalo High School in Michigan; and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with a Bachelor's of Science degree. After graduation he worked as a public school speech therapist in the St. Joseph County School System for 2 1/2 years until he returned to the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966.

He retired from the Marine Corps in 1986, after more than 24 years of service as both an enlisted man and an Infantry officer. He served more than two years in Vietnam and was awarded the following decorations: The Bronze Star Medal with combat "V"; the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star; a Combat Action Ribbon; Presidential Unit Citation with 2 stars; Meritorious Unit Citation with 1 star; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with 4 stars; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and Colors; and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with device.

Subsequent to his retirement from the Marine Corps., he purchased a business – Rural Mail Boxes – which he worked for another five years.

Ron was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7916, Occoquan, VA and the AMVETS Post VA-MAL.

Ron's message: "This side" has been good to me and I've given it my best shot. I hope I will be remembered as a Patriot, a Marine for Life and a person who truly loves and cares for this country and its people. I love my family and the many dear friends I have met along the way ... Thank you for your friendship. Enjoy your life, count and realize life's blessings and empty that bucket list of things you want to do. Don't wait.

Ron was interred Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy Suite 410, Rockville, MD, 20852,