Ronald Gary Gallucci, Jr. (Of Gallucci's Catering) went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 12, 2013. His wife Treia, sons Jacob and Zachary, and daughter, Skylar, survive him, along with his father, Dr. Ronald Gallucci, his mother Jane, sister, Anne Dunn, and brothers, Tom and James. There will be a memorial service for Ron at 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2013 and a viewing the night before (Sunday) from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lakewood, Lakewood, WA 98499. A scholarship fund for Ron's children has been established at any US Bank as "Gallucci Children Education Fund". Please include your name and address on deposit slip.

Published by News Tribune (Tacoma) on Aug. 22, 2013.
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Requiescat in pace.
Brian Regan
August 21, 2021
We just flipped the calendar again, I wish seeing you picture or videos brought more comfort. You are the brother I never had and miss you greatly. I laugh frequently at things you used do and say, I guess it helps the holes you left in our hearts.

Love you Brother,

Jeff Thoren
January 17, 2021
Ron, you are greatly missed.
Your Friend
January 24, 2018
Treia & family,

My heart ached at discovering today that you lost Ron last August. I just returned to the area and hoped to catch up and renew our business relationship. He & I met back in the 90's as we were both building fledgling businesses. I was pleasantly suprised that we approached our clients the same way. Ron was the caterer on countless events. We truly worked as a team & we joked as to who got bragging rights to being the last one out at the end of the night (prearranged tie if there were two doors!) I will miss his huge personality and his business savy as much as you must miss him every day. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. I'm blessed to have worked with you & Ron as often as I did. My prayers are with you and your children, Treia - God bless you all.
Shelley R.
January 4, 2014
Tom and Anne,

I am so sorry to hear about Ron and my heart breaks for you and all your families.

I remember meeting Ron back when I was in high school with the two of you, then I saw Ron frequently when I would go to the café over off of Union. Life is so difficult and finding the right words to say to help make the pain go away is nearly impossible. Just know that Ron would want you to celebrate his life and see each of you living your lives to the fullest, no regrets.

Please accept my sincere thoughts and prayers for all of you and please know I am here if you ever need a thing.

Love and Hugs,

Dawn Ross (Stewart)
Dawn Stewart-Ross
September 29, 2013
I was shocked to hear that Ron had pasted away. Our prayers will go out to his family. Ron you will be missed but never forgotten...RIP
William Lee
September 24, 2013
Search Light Moms wants to tell you how sorry we are for the passing of your Ronald. If there is anything that we can do for you please let us know. We as mothers understand the day to day pain as we search for answers.
Love and Blessings,
Search Light Moms

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Kathy Davis
September 17, 2013
Dr. Gallucci,

We were so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. It is amazing just how many ways we have crossed paths during the years.

First, you were our kid's pediatrician (starting in 1973), Ron opened Gallucci's Deli near our house, which we frequented quite a bit,(and I have to admit that I stole his recipe for "Teriyaki Noodle Salad" that is still a huge favorite today), our son Jason ended up working for Ron in his catering business, Ron was kind enough to give us the rehearsal dinner for Quentin & Janell's wedding (while giving a chance to our Jason and putting up with him as an employee!), and then Quentin met up with you on Herron Island not too long ago.

I can't imagine how hard it must be to lose a child .... we are always supposed to outlive our children ... but hopefully you and yours can take some comfort in how many, many people were touched and influenced by your son.

Herb & Joy Brown
September 13, 2013
I just wanted to say how sad it was to hear about Ron's passing. I've crossed paths with Ron in various ways throughout the years starting with my daughters wedding, Marisa Kellcy. He was a great businessman and a family man. Many, many prayers for his beautiful family. Miki Wade
September 2, 2013
To the gentleman who helped make our last high school reunion a success due to his generosity and friendship with our reunion coordinator, thank you. My condolences to the Gallucci family.
August 29, 2013
So sad to just find out about this news. I first met Ron when Gallucci's was on the lower floor of Northwest Kinetics/later Charles River. He was larger than life, had a terrific personality, was a man of integrity, and he knew how to have fun! In 2011, I hosted my high school reunion. Of course I hired Ron. He knew my favorite chef was Johnny. By this time Johnny moved to California. Ron told him our event, and I was so surprised and thrilled to see Johnny cook for our reunion. Ron was a good business man, but he also did little things, like this - to make the best memories. So bummed to have missed his service, and want to express sincere sympathy for Ron's family, his many colleagues and numerous friends. God's speed to you, and may happy memories bring you comfort at this time.
Leise Kendall
August 29, 2013
Ron my brother - You will always be with me. So many hours together at Stadium HS, The Lobster Shop and at Garfield Park playing Frisbe in high school for me to look back on and smile. I am so glad we reconnected and were able to spend time together over the last couple of years. You'd have been pleased with the send off we gave you Monday night at Stonegate Pizza, all the Boyz were there and Blind Ambition (with Glabe on bass) played Maiden, Priest, Sabbath and a couple of their originals for you. I will always think of you and smile, how many times we laughed together... "dude, it was the weirdest thing"....Know that you are loved and that your family is in all of our prayers.
Be at peace now, we all love you and will cherish the memories we all have of our times with you.
Love you dude - John Hansen
John Hansen
August 28, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Although I only met Ron a few times I was impressed with his honesty, humor and thoughtfulness. Sister Sharon Casey, OP
Tacoma Dominicans
August 26, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sister Philomena McCarthy, OP
August 26, 2013
Dr. Gallucci (& Ron's family),
My heart hurts for you in this incredible loss. I have known you Dr. Gallucci almost my entire life and I am so very sorry.
When my brother passed away a poem was given that brought much peace. I leave that for you hear.

Death is nothing at all. It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.
Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you, and the old life
that we lived so fondly together is untouched,
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes
that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort,
without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you,
for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.
All is well.

By Henry Scott Holland

Sending much peace. Carolyn Osborne & the Osborne family
August 26, 2013
I love you and miss you terribly! Love vernie
Vernette Wilkinson
August 25, 2013
Dear Gallucci family,

Our hearts broke when we heard about Ron's passing. We rejoice, however, that he is with the Lord experiencing what no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and what no mind has conceived this side of heaven. Our prayers are with you.

Jennifer (Wahlgren) and Chris Havel
Jennifer Havel
August 25, 2013
Ron and Jane, we are so sorry to learn of your loss of Ronald, and offer our sincere condolences. I cannot imagine your grief, the same as we ourselves would experience if the same thing occurred to one of our children. We remember with fondness the days of long ago when we were all trying to keep Sacred Heart together. As fate would have it, we cannot attend the funeral because Carola is in St. Joseph's hospital with a severely broken leg (surgery, blood transfusions on top of her chemotherapy for cancer). The ways of God are not always our ways and are often hard to understand; but we offer our prayers for the repose of Ronald's soul, and hope that you and Ron's family may find the road ahead smoother and more comforting. As the ancient Latin prayer in commending the departed to God says, "Requiescat in Pace": May he rest in peace.
Brian Regan
August 25, 2013
Dr. Ron Gallucci.. So sorry to read of your son's passing. We didn't know him, but we certainly know you. You were our three sons pediatrician, Shawn, Lane & especially Dane. We are sure your son was a very good man just as his father and will be greatly missed. Please know our prayers, sympathy and thoughts are with each and every one in your family.
Sincerely, Darrel & Carolyn Luvaas
Luvaas Family
August 25, 2013
I went to Wsu with Ron. He was a very cool and generous guy. I remember one Coug / husky weekend my father came over to visit and Ron and him were instant friends. I'm sorry for your loss. Ron make sure to visit my dad in heaven. Rock on brother!
Will Knezvich
August 25, 2013
While working for Gallucci's it was always Ron who kept the party alive!
Caroline Lynch
August 24, 2013
My deepest sympathies lay with Ron's family. I knew him from school as we were classmates between 7th grade and HS graduation. I remember him as a fun and often funny guy. Godspeed to the Gallucci family.
Maria Dippolito
August 23, 2013
I met Ron about 20 years ago through his catering busines and loved his personality. Our sympathies for the entire family. God speed, Ron.
August 23, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful person. You will be dearly missed by many!
John & Jenney Martin
August 23, 2013
Treia and kids, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I went to Junior high and High school with Ron. He was quite a character. May you find comfort in the Lord to help you through your mourning. It never gets easy, but it will get easier.
Jennifer Hedin-Stephens
August 23, 2013
I met Ron during a wedding I did while I was managing at a wedding venue. He was so full of life and so generous with his information about the business. When I told him that I wanted to break out on my own, he was very encouraging and helpful. We ended up working together on a few other projects as well. The last time I had the pleasure of working with Ron was this past May for an Open House. I had a caterer that was not able to fulfill their committment at about 2 weeks prior to the event. He did not even hesitate and stepped in humbley and gracefully. The turn out was not good but he still said, to never ever under estimate any networking opportunities. I will miss that and the opportunity to work with him again. However, I will still refer his catering company business to any of my brides. It will not be the same, but I know he left quite a stamp in this industry as well as in other areas. May God watch over his family and keep them in his safe and loving hands.

Diana Thornton
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Diana Thornton
August 22, 2013
Ron, Godspeed my friend, I paid tribute to you at my wedding, and you were ever deserving of this, as I thought of you as like a big brother, and it was not just a business deal to pick you as a caterer, but my wife's family, and I thought of you as a dear friend, and you are going to be dearly missed. I can't believe you left at such a very young age. Till we meet again so I can personally thank you for making us feel welcomed, and you were one of the best my friend at what you do!
Jason Mendenhall
August 22, 2013
Ron was the best boss I've ever had. He gave me my first job during high school and taught me how to prepare delicious entrees that I still make for my friends to this day 8 years later.
August 22, 2013
One of my favorite Ron stories is the one he shared with me only last year when my dad passed away. My dad was Ron's art teacher at Stadium HS (Mr. Swanson) - and apparently he sent Ron out of class one day to get Rolling Stones tickets. For BOTH of them! Ron's ability to bring people together is his gift to many. His laugh and that smile will linger on. Love and peace to his family and friends.
Lizzie Farrell
August 22, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with the entire family. I didn't know Ron personally, but worked for his father several years ago and just want to express my deep condolences to you all. Blessings, Deanna Bender
August 22, 2013
Our family had the opportunity to know Ron for 20 + years and we found him to be one of the most loving and compassionate people we have ever known. Consistently he gave without a second thought to those he knew and to strangers alike.

He was a devoted and loving father and a great friend, he and his smile will be greatly missed and cherished.

“Dude...Dude you're the One! You're the One!” -Ron Gallucci

Jeff, Heather, Janie and Jacob
Jeffrey Thoren
August 22, 2013
Gallucci family,
Ron was a great guy! I remember him and his sister catering our wedding in January of 2005, best service ever and great food. You will be greatly missed Ron. Our hearts go out to all of you during this difficult time.
Courtney Gaetz/Goter
August 22, 2013
I first met Ron when we worked together at the Keg restaurant many years ago. We hit it off right away. Later, when I went to work in the music industry, I would have him accompany me to record release parties and concerts to Queensryche, as I knew there was no one who would enjoy it more. To this day, I can't hear a Queensryche song and not think of Ron.

I was so saddened to hear that such a kind and vibrant soul was taken from us so soon. My heart goes out to Ron's family and all who loved him. I know that your loss is a void that cannot be easily filled.

Rest in peace, my friend.
Traci Kelly
August 22, 2013
Ron & family.. Laurie & I our hearts goes out to you. I was fortunate enough to spend time with Ron in High School (many hours at the Lobster Shop), College, and even worked for a time at the Deli. You my friend will be greatly missed. One of the truly great guys. Go in peace.
Tim & Laurie Polen
August 22, 2013
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