Ronald Rosa, 71, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. He was born on Aug. 6, 1942, to Rudolph and Helen Rosa in Long Beach, CA.
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Ron served his country as a Marine in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1967. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Ron worked as a police officer in Missoula, was a drug and alcohol counselor and most recently drove school bus. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping and every Redwings hockey game.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Kelly (Tim) Sears and Lori Stone; sons, Anthony Rosa and Keith (Dawn) Collins; step-children, Brandi (Erin) O'Toole and Marty (sp) (Lauren) Kimball; sister, Janice Rosa; brother, Rick (Julie) Rosa; twelve grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and his beloved cat, Penny Ann. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beverly Rosa.
Military honors will take place at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 8 at the Vietnam Wall at Sunset Hills Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 10 a.m. at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 11390 Bozeman, MT 59719.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 6, 2014