Ronald Jay Weingarden at age 77 passed away peaceable on June 26 2023 in Providence Memorial Hospital El Paso TX. He was born June 20 1946 in Detroit, Michigan to Leonard Weingarden and Audrey Franzler (Franklin). He attended Henry Ford High School and graduated in 1964. Shortly after graduation he joined the United State Marine Corp. where he served in Viet Nam for 13 months. He was a TET Offense survivor and received a Purple Heart for his Courage. In Civilian life he started out as a Yard Dog with Chicago Railroad. When Chicago Railroad merged with Burlington Northern & Sante Fe he worked 37 years with them. He ended his carrier in 2008 as Sr. Consultant, Load and Ride Solutions Manager in Seattle Washington. His most important memory was working closely with Boeing Co. in Seattle, WA making sure that the Fuselages transported to Washington arrived with no blemishes and he received many awards from his time with BNSF.
Ronald welcomed his only daughter Kristina Faye on November 15, 1971 in Illinois.
In 2007 Ronald married Karyn Zielasko in Detroit Michigan and they have been married 16 years. He welcomed into his heart her family Theresa, Johnathan, Theryn and Hope Anne, Kimberly, and, Brooklynn Jane and lived a full life with them. He resided on a farm in Snohomish Washington until he and Karyn moved to El Paso TX in 2010.
Ronald loved riding his Harley with Hope Anne and Jonathan and spent many hours on the road. His most awesome memory was riding from Washington State to South Dakota for the famous Sturgis Run. He loved his weekends dancing the night away with his wife Karyn at Texas Stage Coach Saloon. In 2014 Ron took his wife Karyn to Zlotorie (Warsaw) Poland to visit her relatives and toured Poland and Germany with his sister Marsha and Valintine. It was both our first time out of the country.
Ronald was preceded in death by his Parents Leonard and Audrey Weingarden. He is survived by his wife Karyn Weingarden in El Paso TX, Daughter Kristina Young (Tom) of Chicago, Il, Sisters Marsha Rosenberg and her partner Valintine Pitheckoff of New York and Iris Diana and her partner Michael Ryan of Massachusetts. Also surviving him are his Grandaughters; Ashley Harrison, Hope Anne Carrasco, Jonathan Wolfer and Great Grandchildren; Theryn Wolfer and Brooklynn Jane Carrasco.
Gathering of Remembrance will begin at 11:30am on Wednesday, July 05, 2023 at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast, 4631 Hondo Pass Drive. Committal Service will start at 1:30pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with honors - 5200 Fred Wilson.
Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Please visit his online memorial at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.
Those wishing to donate please send to Tunnel to Towers Foundation helping Veterans.