Ron Gattas

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Ron J Gattas

August 27, 1941-

October 14, 2017

Ron Gattas passed away from complications from Multiple Sclerosis. For the many years since his diagnosis of this debilitating disease, he approached life with an indomitable spirit of optimism, curiosity and courage. For him each day of life was a gift always choosing hope over despair and laughter over sadness. He found solace and peace through his strong faith in God. Ron was surrounded with love by his siblings and friends who are forever grateful to have shared his last moments with him.

He is survived by a daughter Lori Blanchard and two grandchildren Brian and Thomas Blanchard; two brothers, Ken Gattas and wife Lisa and Steve Gattas and wife Lorraine and 2 sisters, Joyce Gattas & Linda Gattas.

Ron served in the US Airforce and graduated from University of Albuquerque. He assumed leadership positions in the MS Society and enjoyed being President of the Paralyzed Veterans Association.

Rosary is Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:30 am followed by service at 11am at Our Lady of Assumption Church at 811 Guaymas NE. A celebration of life will follow service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VA Hospital/Spinal Cord Injury unit(c/o Linda Gattas at PO Box 20055, Alb 87154). The staff gave Ron the most wonderful gift of kindness and care during the last days of his life. We are all deeply indebted to them.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Nov. 5, 2017