Obituary of Edward J. Ronco III
April 28, 1949 – February 6, 2022
Edward J. Ronco III. Age 72 of Wyandotte.
Beloved husband of Anne Ronco. Loving father of Edward J. (David Dodman) Ronco IV. Dear brother of Douglas (Delores) Ronco, Michael (Jona Castelli) Ronco and the late Dorothy Maynard. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions are appreciated to Wyandotte Public Schools Scholarship Foundation.
Family Tribute ~
Edward James Ronco III, age 72, died Feb. 6, 2022, at home in Wyandotte, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Anne (Crowley) Ronco, and their son, Edward James Ronco IV and partner David Dodman, of Seattle, Washington.
Ed was born April 28, 1949, in Plainwell, Mich., but grew up in Wayne where he graduated in 1967 from Wayne Memorial High School, before earning a bachelor’s from Eastern Michigan University and two subsequent master’s degrees. For 31 years, he was a beloved educator in the Southgate Community Schools, retiring in 2003 as principal of North Pointe Elementary School. At various times, he was also a coach of basketball, track, softball, football, and swimming, including the Wyandotte Wildcats Swim Club.
Ed was an avid golfer who in recent years restored vintage hickory golf clubs and formed the Wyandotte Hickory Association. He was also on the board of the Wyandotte Public Schools Scholarship Foundation, and served on the Wyandotte Recreation Commission.
In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by his brothers, Douglas (Delores) Ronco, of New Boston, Mich., and Michael (Jona Castelli) Ronco of Palm Bay, Florida, niece Dawn (Mark) Olson, nephew Robert (Cindy) Riedel, and loving in-laws: Thomas (Mary Lynn) Crowley of Carefree, Ariz., Ellen Crowley of Birmingham, Mich., Margaret Kundahl of West Hartford, Conn., and Mary (Walter) Gutowski of Lusby, Md. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth (Warner) Riedel, stepfather Michael Riedel, his father Edward James Ronco II, sister Dorothy, and brother-in-law Fredric Kundahl. He deeply loved them all.
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