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Charles “Ronnie” Cibulay, 77, of Lusby died Nov. 19, 2012, at Solomons Nursing Center in Solomons.

He was born Dec. 2, 1934, in the burrough of Queens, New York City, to the late Mary Benneck and Ferdinand Cibulay.

He attended school in Queens. He came to the Southern Maryland area in 1950 to visit his Aunt Rose and Uncle Cook Lusby. He loved Southern Maryland and relocated here. He worked for Trueman Gas Co., Humphrey Brothers Buick where he was an excellent auto body repairman and retired from the U.S. Department of Civil Services. He served his country for three years with the Maryland National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Guy Thraves.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne of Lusby; sister-in-law, Norma Lee Buckler and her husband, George, of Lusby; niece, Jackie Buckler; nephews, Stan Buckler and his wife, Nancy, and Brad Buckler and his wife, Joan; great-nephews, Chris Buckler and his wife, Charity, and Matt Buckler; and great-great niece, Julie.

Family received friends Nov. 24 at Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby, where a service celebrating his life was held with the Rev. David Showers and the Rev. Bob Stephenson officiating.

Interment followed at Middleham Chapel Episcopal Church Cemetery in Lusby.

Pallbearers were Matt Buckler, Chris Buckler, David Knight, Lynwood Henderson, Dudley McCready Jr. and Bobby Spalding.

Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Thomas and Billy Lavender.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Parrish, 10210 H.G. Trueman Road, P.O. Box 277, Lusby, MD 20657.