Ronald “Ron” Paul Ruchalski, 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Friday, February 8, 2019 at home.
Ron was born April 20, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Aloysious and Ruth (Ulbricht) Ruchalski. He was the retired President of East End Moving & Storage Co. of Rochester, NY. Ron and his late wife, Arline have been wintering in Port Charlotte since 2002 from Rochester, NY. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church of Port Charlotte and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a very accomplished man. Past Board member on Board of Directors of United Van Lines, past Chairman of the National Moving and Storage Association, past President Transportation Club of Rochester, past President of Rochester, NY Chamber of Commerce and many other achievements too numerous to list. He was an exceptional family man and caregiver to those he loved and cared for. Ron was a good friend to many, made numerous charitable donations and volunteered his time to many charities.
He is survived by his loving family, a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jerry Hastings of Rochester, NY; two sons Craig Ruchalski of Polk City, FL; Mark Ruchalski of Rochester, NY 5 grandchildren, Nathaniel, Jenna, Elyse, Leigha and Edmund; and 9 great grandchildren. Ron was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Arline R. Ruchalski who died last year.
Memorial services will be held Friday 11:30 AM, March 1, 2019 at St. James Episcopal Church, 1365 Viscaya Dr., Port Charlotte, Florida. Interment will be held at a later date in Rochester NY.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or to the Suncoast Humane Society of Englewood, FL.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.