Ronald D. Pshak, 84, of Streator passed away Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Streator.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 25th at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator.
Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. Saturday, February 25th at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Streator. Full military rites will be accorded by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Born December 2, 1938 in Streator he was the son of John and Mary (Perhach) Pshak. He married Lenore Maynard on September 7, 1968. She preceded him in death on June 17, 2014.
He is survived by his two daughters, Tracy (Jeff) Ritko of Streator and Leslie (Charlie) Houch of Killen, Alabama; three grandchildren, Abigail Houch; Jacob and Makayla Ritko; a brother, James (Sandy) Pshak of Streator; nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and brothers, John, William and Robert Pshak.
Born and raised in Streator, he attended St. Stephen’s Grade School and Streator High School for 2 years before graduating from Woodland High School in the school’s first graduating class.
He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Wildflecken Germany.
He worked for Owens Illinois Glass Company as a Mechanic for 44 years before his retirement.
He was a member of the former St. Stephen’s Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church. He was also a member of the Msgr. George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council #790, 4th Degree Streator Assembly 2109 of the Knights of Columbus and the Streator Eagles Club.
He loved coaching; practicing and watching his daughters and grandkids play sports. He could tell you stories from his Army days or from a vacation for hours. He enjoyed vacationing, traveling, bus trips & gambling any chance he could get.
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