Ronnie Maceo, a well-known Galveston store owner, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, according to his family. Let’s check out Ronnie Maceo cause of death in detail
Ronnie Maceo car crash explained: (Oct – 2022)
According to a relative of one of the injured men, two well-known Galveston businessmen were hurt on Monday when the Jeep they were in was hit at a Broadway crossroads.
Around 6 p.m., Ronald Maceo and Cruz Cortez, owners of Cruz Cortez Clothiers and Maceo Spice and Import Co., were at the intersection of 27th Street and Broadway when Maceo’s Jeep was broadsided, forcing it to roll, according to his daughter Concetta Maceo-Sims.
The other driver was unharmed, and Cortez only sustained minor wounds. However, Maceo sustained neck and back injuries, including broken vertebrae at the top and bottom of his spine, according to Maceo-Sims.
On Tuesday, Maceo was a patient in the Intensive Care Unit at the Jennie Sealy Hospital of the University of Texas Medical Branch. The crash’s police report wasn’t published on Tuesday.
Ronnie Maceo Cause of Death
Ronnie Maceo, a well-known island businessman, passed away on Sunday after spending over a month in the hospital for injuries sustained in a car accident, according to his family’s social media posts. He was 75.
Maceo came from one of the most important and colorful families on the island, the family who started the well-known Balinese Room.
He has been running Maceo’s Spice & Import Co. for decades, most recently at 2706 Market St., making him a local celebrity in his own right. Since the accident, he had reportedly been in a critical care unit at a hospital, according to the family.
Following Ronnie’s passing, tributes and memories of him were flooded on social media.
Ronnie Maceo’s dearest friend Kimber Fountain: Heartfelt message
“It is pouring down rain in Galveston today, and I know it is because, like me, the Island weeps for the loss of one of its most beloved, boisterous personalities. Yesterday, Ronnie Maceo made his transition into that “undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns,” and I am heartbroken, devastated.
As many of you know, Ronnie and his daughter Concetta are the ones who allowed me to write their family’s history, which I still consider an honor greater than any other I have ever received. But what you might not know is that my respect and admiration for Ronnie go back almost a decade, to when I first moved here and discovered not only the brilliance of his family history, buried beneath decades of misinformation and speculation but also his unparalleled acumen and creativity as a business owner, as well as his rightly earned reputation as an upstanding member of our community.
I continued my admiration from afar for many years and vowed that one day I would be friends with him—not because I had any idea that I would one day write a book or tell his family’s story, but because I just felt instinctive that he was simply one of those people who I wanted to know.
Ronnie, you will be missed and mourned for years to come, possibly forever here in Galveston. There will never be anyone like you. Your smile was infectious, your handshake was at once both easy and heartfelt, and the beloved business, started by your father, which you continued with such love and care and grew into a cornerstone of our community, will always remain as one of the quintessential pieces of Galveston’s identity.
You are the stuff that Legends are made of, and I will forever be grateful that I got to tell the world about you and your family, but not nearly as grateful as I am simply to have known you.
Concetta, my dear friend, please know that I am with you as you mourn, and I will be with you also when this dark cloud passes when we will one day feel it right to celebrate your amazing dad and all the beauty he brought to our lives and our city”