Remembering Our Humane Hero

Remembering Our Humane Hero: Ron Marullo


Ron Marullo was a Humane Hero and game changer for Texas Humane Heroes. He made the transition from the corporate world to non-profit in 2010 becoming the Executive Director of the organization. He used his extensive business knowledge to bring fresh ideas and strategies to the organization. Through his leadership, over 15,000 dogs and cats were adopted into loving homes.

Kristen Huguley, Executive Director, spent three years working closely with Ron on executing the vision and mission of the organization. “Ron was my mentor and friend. When he offered me a position at Texas Humane Heroes, it was his enthusiasm and drive that motivated me to make the career change. I wanted to work with him and watch our organization soar. I wanted to make a difference, and I knew he wanted to as well. He cared not only about the organization, but also my professional development. He provided me with opportunities to grow and was genuinely excited when those led to success. His guidance and support will forever stay with me. I already greatly miss his presence at Texas Humane Heroes.”

Ron wanted to leave a legacy at Texas Humane Heroes, and we’re certain that he did. We’ll deeply miss his insight, guidance and passion for the mission. We know that he’s smiling down with high hopes and confidence in the future that he helped create.

There will be a celebration of Ron’s life on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park, TX at 3:30 pm. Click here for more information or to sign his guestbook.

“Don’t count the days; make the days count.” -Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali


14 thoughts on “Remembering Our Humane Hero

  1. Deeply saddened. Had so much respect for him and his passion to make a difference, which he did. Prayers for the family.

  2. The world is a bit less without Ron in it. I’ll always remember his smile and the kindness he showed to my family in our time of loss. May his family know that he was important to many of us and that he will be missed.
    Gloria Robb Wells

  3. Ron was my first contact with “Texas Humane Heroes” and his smile and great enthusiasm made me want to be a part of the organization. I feel very sad today knowing I will not be seeing him for awhile but will think of him every time I go by the Texas Humane Heroes facility. His passion and commitment continue on and I know a bell rings somewhere every time another pet is adopted at Texas Humane Heroes. Don Grenier, Cedar Park Overhead Doors

  4. So very sad at his passing. I worked with Ron for several years, when I first joined Green Mountain Energy in 2000. He was always a great friend and I enjoyed working with him. I know he will be missed by many.

  5. Our whole family is saddened by this news. Ron was an inspiration who greatly improved the operations and image of Texas Humane Heroes, and he will be greatly missed. We wish comfort for his family during this time of loss.

  6. As soon as I began working here, Ron made me feel like a part of the THH family. He was always smiling and would ask how you were doing. He would regularly walk through the kennels and say hi to the dogs, rain or shine! I hope to be as much of a positive influence to others as he was to me. He made this world a better, brighter place for people and our furry friends. We will continue his legacy 🙂

  7. I saw Ron some time back while I was shopping at Target with my newest addition to my family. It was the greatest moment to just randomly run into him. It was an amazing treat! And as a bonus, to have the opportunity to introduce him to my baby! We got to catch up and chatted as if it had not been years since we last saw each other.

    When I learned of his colon cancer, I reached out to him and he shared a great song that his brother wrote for him: – check this out! It is a great song and Ron even painted the album cover.

    I will miss emailing Ron and periodically thanking him for giving me a job opportunity that made an incredible positive difference in my life. I am so grateful for the time I worked with Ron and will forever try to pay his kindness forward.

  8. Ron marullo I can’t even begin of what to express my condolences for Ron his family he was an icon to Texas humane heroes his ideals to run the company of what the organization is today his employees and strategies of a great humane heroes I will never forget in intake while doing dishes he walked in to look around I wish could have gotten picture of him but never happened he will and always be his presence in my heart Ron god has eased your pain amen

  9. Ron was a passionate leader who was all in when he was dedicated to the cause. I worked for him at Green Mountain Energy, and was always stricken by his passion for excellence. I value my work experience with him and it made me a better manager. He will be missed.

  10. I worked with Ron what seems like a million years ago. he was always kind. every single day and helped everyone. I’m thinking of his sweet family.

  11. I had the pleasure of working with Ron for a few years at Green Mountain Energy and you couldn’t meet a nicer guy. He always had a smile and a kind word. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

  12. HE leadeth me beside still waters. HE restoreth my soul.
    The world is at a true loss. He leaves behind his legacy with a wonderful wife/mother and two amazing sons. I for one loved/love you. One of the most beautiful sincerest souls I’ve ever met. I wish I could have sat with you one last time. Your presence has made this world a better place. Rest in knowing that should your family need anything they can forever count on me. Love ya, Ron. Rest and we’ll meet again.
    Drew Barrett

  13. Ron was a true leader, caring pet lover, and awesome friend. He will be sorely missed by the people he touched, and homeless pets of Central Texas that he worked for. I worked with Ron on the merger of two community pet adoption agencies a few years ago and his drive, business acumen, and compassion were overwhelming. I can say that his character was a huge influence in our decision to move forward with the merger. So sorry to see you go friend. It was much too early. My condolences go out to his family.

Comments are closed.