Ronald 'Ron' A. Distel
March 15, 1939 - April 6, 2012
Ronald 'Ron' A. Distel, age 73 of Montrose passed away late Friday afternoon April 6, 2012 at the Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose.
Ron was born March 15, 1939 to John and Eugenia (Fedrizzi) Distel in Silverton, Colorado.
Ron spent his childhood in Silverton, where he attended and graduated school. After High School, Ron attended Regis University in Denver, graduating with degrees in Biology and Chemistry.
After graduating Ron moved back to the Western Slope, to Grand Junction, where he was a well respected Lab Technician at St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center for many years. Ron had a passion for photography, he especially loved photographing the mountains surrounding his boyhood home of Silverton, "The San Juans". He loved music, enjoyed family gatherings and had a special place in his heart for children.
Surviving family members include his sister Margaret Gawlas (Richard), his aunts Betty Brill and Livia Voehringer, as well as his nephew David Gawlas and Niece Rhonda Lipscomb, and his special cousin Gail Zarkis (John), and numerous loving cousins.
A Graveside Service in loving memory of Ron was held Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Orchard Mesa Cemetery in Grand Junction, with Pastor Calvin Schwarz officiating. Memorial Contributions in loving memory of Ron, may be made to Valley Manor Care Center, % Memory Care, 1401 S. Cascade Ave., Montrose, Co 81401. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.crippinfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were made under the direction and care of Crippin Funeral Home, 802 E. Main St., Montrose, Co 81401.