Ronald F. Kosiba, affectionately known as Baldy, 81, of North Grosvenordale, CT and formerly of Auburn, MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 16, 2021 surrounded by family.
He leaves his loving wife of 58 years, Judith (Berggren) Kosiba; his daughters, Karen A. Kosiba, of Natick, and Kristine K. Moran and her husband Tim, of Douglas; two grandsons, Rourke and Reilly Moran, both of Douglas; his siblings, Richard Kosiba, of Upton, and Mary Army, of Uxbridge; along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary (Chase) Kosiba, and his brother, Joseph Kosiba.
Born in Whitinsville and raised in Grafton, Ron enlisted in the U.S. Army where he drove tanks during the Vietnam War – he was honorably discharged in 1963 and transferred to the Reserves. He worked for the Auburn Water Department, then Commerce Insurance for two decades before retiring.
Ron was a true fighter who always persevered and found humor in everything. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, travelling, fireworks, 4th of July, and spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors. Most of all, he cherished the moments spent with his grandsons, family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project (support.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Kosiba family between 11 AM and 12 PM on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Auburn.