Ronald Kornas

  • Born: July 10, 1963
  • Died: May 5, 2010
  • Location: Clinton, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

KORNAS, RONALD Age 46 May 5, 2010. Beloved husband Marice (nee BILLY). Loving father of Michael & Alexa. Dearest son of the late Zigmundt(Jeanette). Dear brother of James(Mary), Edward(Denise) & Kenneth(Holly). Dearest son in law of Mary DeRain. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3-9pm with 7:00pm Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Saturday Instate 9:00am at St. Thecla 20762 S. Nunneley (S. of Metro Parkway & E of Groesbeck) until time of Mass at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers donations are welcome to De La Salle Collegiate. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" @

Condolence & Memory Journal

Ron was a great leader for the First Lego League at Parcells with our kids. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know our thougts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Eileen and Craig Reickert - Grosse Pointe Woods, MI - parents of kids from Parcells   May 12, 2010

To the Kornas family...I am so sorry for your loss. I was reading through the guestbook and it is clear that Ron has touched and impacted so many lives. I am sure Ron will continue to do so in the wonderful memories he has given so many. I pray that when you all think of Ron, though your hearts may be heavy, that a smile will grace your lips. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Mindy, Joshua Trackwell    May 11, 2010

Ron was a great leader for the First Lego League at Parcells with our kids. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Eileen and Craig Reickert    May 11, 2010

To the family of Ron Kornas, Our thoughts are with you as we are missing our good friend Ron. We are peaceful however that he is no longer suffering because no one deserves that. His Funeral service was very nice and we think it was just the way he would have wanted it. The impressive turnout of family and friends shows just how many lives he has touched. Keep your Faith in Jesus and let him comfort you at this time of great loss. Bless each and everyone of you. Love The Alasina Family

Posted by Jeff & Gayl Alasina    May 11, 2010

Our Deepest Sympathies. Ken, Lisa Nik and family

Posted by DalPra Family    May 08, 2010

Ron was such a great guy. Always had a smile on his face and kind words when you saw him.

He was a very devoted family man, but also gave of his time to coach.

His immortal words will always be a part of our lives. The next play is the most important.

Ron you will be truly missed. God bless you and the Kornas family.

With all our love
Kevin, Clare and Sean Mathews

Posted by Kevin & Clare Mathews    May 08, 2010

Dear Everyone,

I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear of Ron\'s passing. I knew him through First Lego League at Parcells Middle School where I worked with him as a parent volunteer. He began the club there and was our leader and mentor. He was a terrific coach and his booming voice never failed to get everyone\'s attention! He was funny and good natured and he will be greatly missed! May God bless your family at this very sad time.

Posted by Marie McGovern    May 08, 2010

Please accept our condolences and our prayers for your loss. Ron was a great teacher and I will miss him.

Posted by Sam and Rita Soltan    May 07, 2010

Our deepest sympathies and prayers to you in this time of loss. May your faith, and the happy memories of Ron\'s time with you in this life, bring you comfort in the days and months to come. God bless you all.

Posted by Daniel Shakespear    May 07, 2010

Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am by the passing of Coach Ron. He was a truly great man, a gift to kids with the love of basketball and a wonderful mentor. My family, expecially my son, Garrett, will never forget the impact he has had on our lives.

God Bless this family in their time of need.

Posted by Charlotte Strainovici    May 07, 2010

Sincere best wishes and condolences to the family. Ron and I had many an \"adventure\" together, usually ending in lots of fun! RIP my friend!

Posted by Margol, Thomas and family    May 07, 2010

I am saddened to learn of your Brothers passing. You and your family are in my prayers. Be comforted for this day he walks in Paradise. God Bless you.

Posted by Michael J. Mejia, PGK    May 07, 2010

Marice, Michael & Alexa:
So very sorry to hear of Ron passing away. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Posted by DeBacker Family    May 07, 2010

I\'m very sorry to hear of Ron\'s passing. My regards to Marice and the kids. I coached with Ron at immaculate Conception and won a Gus Macker with Ron, his brother Ken,and Dave Yarema. Ron was a great coach who always put the kids first. He will be missed greatly.

Posted by Joe Herbertson    May 07, 2010

Our sympathies and prayers go out to the Kornas family. Ron was such a nice guy, and we really enjoyed sharing the St. Anne football seasons! God\'s peace be with you.

Posted by Bertelsen family    May 07, 2010

My deepest sympathy to the Kornas family. I worked with Ron in the early-mid 80s at Time Engineering. I remember we had a lot of fun at work. Our paths crossed again while working at Ford Motor Company in the mid 90s. Again, he was a fun person to work with. He will always have a place in my memories.

Posted by Dennis Isken II    May 07, 2010

Marice, Michael & Alexa Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the loving memories you hold dear in your heart and God\'s strength wrap around you always. We love you.

Posted by Paul and Beth    May 06, 2010

I work at North High School and had the honor of working with Ron He was a class act. Ron was very polite to me and my fellow co workers in the Maintenance Department. I feel I can speak for all of them by stating that we are all saddened by his passing. God bless you Ron.

Posted by Jim Fattore    May 06, 2010

Our hearts are heavy as we mourn Ron, yet lifted by his memory. He was a true gem. We pray for his family, his friends and his students. Ron had a rare gift, one that he blessed us all with, one that we must remember to pass on: Love everyone, befriend all you meet, and ask nothing in return. His quick wit and winning smile will be with me always. May Love and Peace find you all.

Posted by Vince Margol    May 06, 2010

To Rons family,

Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of Ron. I got to know Ron when he came to Clintondale High School to coach our basketball teams, He always had a wonderful smile on his face and it was obvious he loved coaching and the kids. Clintondale was very lucky to have Ron as a coach. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. God Bless

Posted by Terri White - Clintondale High School    May 06, 2010

Marice, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you soon. Take Care my friend. Love and prayers, Robyn

Posted by Robyn Macko    May 06, 2010

Marice, Michael and Alexa,
We are deeply saddened and share your grief. We know that your loss is beyond words but hope that the love of your family and friends helps you through this most difficult time.
Much love,
Lisa and Chris

Posted by Fox, Chris & Lisa    May 06, 2010

Marice, Alexa and Michael,

I am so sorry for your loss...Ron was an amazing gift to all of you and I know your hearts are heavy. He is not suffering any more and is in heaven right now shooting hoops and DANCING!!! That is one of my favorite memories about Ron; he loved to dance and be the life of the party; full of energy. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers and I will continue to lift you all up through this.


Nora Mary Gilgallon-Keele

Posted by Nora Mary Gilgallon-Keele    May 06, 2010

God\'s blessings on the family Ron so much loved. His passion for life, discipline and sports will long be remembered. I know he has inspired many youth. May he rest now in peace.

Posted by Fr. Gary Smetanka    May 06, 2010

I was deeply saddened to learn of Ron\'s passing and I would like to express to you my sincere sadness and sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Brad Merrill    May 06, 2010

We worked with Ron at Ford in Experimental Engineering. We are both shocked and saddened to hear of Ron\'s passing. The last time we saw Ron was a few years ago out on Lake St. Clair. It was a beautiful summer day, he was happy and smiling - and that\'s how we want to remember him. Prayers for his wife and children and the rest of his family.

Posted by Phil and Kathy Jurgens    May 06, 2010

Our family was saddened to learn of the death of Mr. Kornas. Our oldest son was a student of his several years ago in his Architecture 1 class.He ended up in the class by accident, the original class he had chosen conflicted with one of his other classes.It turned out to be a fortunate twist of fate as Mr Kornas quickly became one of Andrew\'s favorite teachers. He was a gifted and dedicated teacher and a man who genuinely cared about every child that walked through his door. Andrew is now working at an architectural and design firm in Cincinnati as part of his program at the University of Cincinnati.We are so grateful to have known him. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Catherine Fly    May 06, 2010

I am Holly\'s sister from Kansas and I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. My prayers are with your family during this time.

Posted by Tina M. Griggs    May 06, 2010

I\'m so sorry for your loss. You can never be prepared for something like this. I am praying for all of you. Love, Patti

Posted by Patti Gilman    May 06, 2010

Pani Jania and family, there is nothing that can be said at a time like this to make it any easier, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Brad and I were saddened to hear of Rons passing, but I am smiling as I remember the time our families spent together, the laughter, the boisterous noise, and how Tom and Ron would torment me mercilessly. God Bless you and yours at this most difficult time.

Posted by Janine    May 05, 2010