Ronald A. Malaspino

09/29/1943 – 08/15/2020

Ron passed away peacefully on August 15, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.  He died from complications brought on from a stroke suffered in 2014.  His family and friends were a constant presence throughout his long journey.  He managed his health challenges with great courage and dignity.  He was preceded in death by his parents Mike and Lucy Malaspino and brothers Mike Jr. and Robert.

Ron was born and raised on Beacon Hill where he graduated from Cleveland High School in 1961.  After Graduation, he went directly into the Army National Guard.  Upon returning from the Guard, he went to work for the Seattle Times.  He later worked for the Seattle Water Dept. and Seattle City Light.  He completed his public service career at King County Water Dist. 20 where he retired as a General Manager after 42  years of service is 2005.

Ron was active in his community.  He served on the school board for Our Lady of Lourdes School, was assistant coach for CYO basketball and served 20 plus years as Commissioner for the North Highline Fire Dist. 11 of King County.  He was well liked and respected by all who knew him, both professionally and socially.  His kindness and generosity were felt by all.

Ron was an avid fisherman and hunter, he especially enjoyed bird hunting with his partner and side kick PADRE.  Ron never went anywhere without his faithful and loyal companion.

Ron was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  Family was always first and foremost in his life.  He loved spending time with all of them, getting together for everything from dinners to camping trips and trips to Disneyland with all the grandchildren and Hawaii for his granddaughter’s wedding.

He is survived by his wife Diane of 57 years, daughters Gina (Jerry) Patterson, DeAnne (Michael) Neudorfer, Grandchildren Kristin (James) Patterson, Connor Patterson, Megan Neudorfer and Great Grandchildren Dylan and Natalie Coomes; several nephews and nieces and extended family and friends.

At Ron’s request, there will be no formal services.  Remembrances can be made to the St. Martin de Pores Mens Shelter or Charity of your choice.

4 Responses to “Ronald A. Malaspino”

  • BOB SACCO says:

    SORRY TO HEAR OF RON’S PASSING. EVEN THOUGH WE LOST SOME CONTACT AS WE GOT OLDER I STILL HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF RON AND MYSELF WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER. I WILL NEVER FORGET RON AS HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND A WONDERFUL PERSON.REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

  • Diane Henderson says:

    We were very sorry to see that Ron has passed. Diane, you and Ron were always so friendly and kind to Mac and I, throughout our years at Our Lady of Lourdes. We always got a kick out of running in to you outside of our parish activities. There were so many wonderful, involved couples with young families at Lourdes, but yours really sticks out in our memories. Please know we are thinking of your family, praying for all of you, as you deal with this big loss.

    Mac and Diane Henderson

  • Thomas mctighe says:

    Dear diane; I was thinking of Ron and you lately not knowing where you lived. I have returned to burien this past year and remembering our younger lives with you and Ron. His picture in the paper looks just the way I remembered him and God bless him for he was a good, faithful man and we will meet again in the Lord’s house. Love tom mctighe

  • Jeanne Cantalini says:

    Hello, Diane. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I still go past your house and remember all the good times we Beacon Hill girls had back in the day.
    I bid you peace in these difficult days.
    Jeanne Desimone Cantalini

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