Ronald E. Joaquin, 60, of Florence died on February 27, 2023. Mr. Joaquin was born in Florence on April 9, 1962, to Angelo J. Joaquin Sr. and Marcellina M. Joaquin.
Ronald had a passion for music. He was a band leader for his band Southern Scratch for nearly 34 years. He enjoyed spending time teaching kids about music and learning about it as well. He won awards for his music, which he was proud of. He worked at
CCA and Florence high school. Ronald was kind and loving. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and will be greatly missed.
Ron is survived by his children Brandis Joaquin; Sara Pablo and Amy Senatore, nine siblings; Dorothy Talayumptewa; Bernadette McCreery; Rose Marie Joaquin; Mary Lou Listo; Veronica Joaquin; Bertilla Joaquin; Patrick Joaquin Sr. Esther Gutierrez and Angelina Joaquin and seven grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Angelo Joaquin Jr., and Marcella Joaquin and two grandchildren, Dyrell K. Lopez, and Raela L. Senatore.
Services will be held on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Florence Village with an all-night wake starting at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow on Saturday, March 11, at 7:00 a.m. at Upper Covered Wells Cemetery, Covered Wells, AZ. Tohono O’odham Nation.