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Robert R. Ronga

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Robert ‘Bobby' R. Ronga WEST PARK- Robert ‘Bobby' R. Ronga, 65, of West Park, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at the Westchester County Medical Center. Born Dec. 23, 1946 in Kingston the son of the late Charles and Agnes (Connelly) Ronga. He was also the son in law of the late Lou and Doris Trestman. After graduating Highland High School, Bobby started the band the ‘Teddy Boys' playing both guitar and bass guitar. He was a world traveler who had a love for songwriting, studied in the Brill Building in Manhattan, and worked for Aaron Schroeder Publishing; who wrote songs for the artist like Elvis and Frank Sinatra. He was a sessions musician, was currently working on a screenplay and was a member of American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP). He loved animals, had a fondness for wolves. Surviving is his wife, who he met thirty five years ago while she attended UCLA, Sue Ronga of West Park; his son, Dustyn Ronga of Beacon Falls, Conn.; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Trestman and his wife Jody, Mitchell Trestman, and Jay Heller and his wife the late Mindy Heller; nieces and nephews, Adam Heller and his wife Marie, Rachel DiBatista and her husband Ade, Michael Heller, Devora Trestman, Elianna Trestman; grand-nephew Myles DiBatista; and canine companion Gypsy. Sue would like to acknowledge Maryellen Wright for her generous presence during these trying times. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc., 27 Smith Avenue, Kingston. www.jvleahyfh.com Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Cantor Robert Cohen officiating. Burial to follow in Montrepose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Ulster County SPCA, 20 Weidy Road, Kingston, New York, 12401.

Published in the Daily Freeman on Nov. 14, 2012
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