Ronald Charles McCloskey
Ronald Charles McCloskey
  • January 1, 1939 - January 12, 2016
  • Colbert, Washington

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McCloskey, Ronald C.
(Age 77)

Passed away January 12, 2016 in Spokane, WA. Ron was born on January 1, 1939 in Watsonville, CA. He graduated from Watsonville High School in 1956, and from Westmont College in 1960, where he played basketball and met his wife Sharon. Last August they celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Ron attended Fuller Seminary where he studied theology but a growing family caused their plans to change. He began his career as a builder/developer in California.
In 1975, the family moved to Spokane, WA where Ron continued his work as a contractor and became active in his church, Northview Bible Church. Following his retirement he continued to be involved with several building projects for local ministries, including Salvation Army, Youth for Christ, Cup of Cool Water, and others.
What brought him the most joy was his large family which grew from a family of six upon their arrival in Spokane to a family of 36 today which includes five great-grandbabies. He was devoted to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, which was demonstrated by his service and generosity to others.
Ron is survived by his wife, Sharon; his brother, Gerald (Kay) McCloskey of Los Gatos, California; his four children, Tammie (Ken) Pecka, Natalie Wilkes, Jeff (Sherri) McCloskey and Kathleen (Jason) Hanson; fifteen grandchildren and their spouses; and five great grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at Northview Bible Church, 13521 N. Mill Rd., Spokane, WA, Saturday, January 16, 2016, 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Union Gospel Mission or Youth for Christ.