Ronald Anthony Catri, 81, of Huron, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, following a brief illness.
Ronald was born May 9, 1932, in Sandusky, son of the late Anthony and Jeanette (Brengardner) Catri. A 1950 graduate of Huron High School, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force after serving in Europe and Korea with the Strategic Air Command under General Curtis Lemay. He retired from Prudential Insurance after 32 years of service and had a long standing business with a good friend in a real estate investment venture.
Ronald was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who cared deeply for his family.
He belonged to the Knights of Columbus and was an active member of his church. He enjoyed spending time in his yard and garden, at the beach, riding his bike, cooking, and playing dominos. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events and spending time with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Gloria Catri, whom he married April 11, 1953; his son, Jeffrey (Deborah) Catri, of Dublin, Ohio; daughters, Susan (Thomas) Bodnar, of Bay Village, Ohio, and Lisa (Thomas) Carroll, of Huron; eight grandchildren, Kelsey and Alexander Catri, Thomas and Michelle Bodnar, Allie, Jessica, Sarah, and Matthew Carroll; brother, Joseph Catri, of Huron; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family and friends may call 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Nov. 8, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Gathering Space, 430 Main St., Huron. Mass will begin at noon followed by the burial in Scott Cemetery, Huron. The Rev. Jeff McBeth will officiate.
Those wishing to contribute to Ronald’s memory may do so to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Huron, or Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com.