OBITUARY

Ronaldo "Ronnie" Iracheta Alegria

January 26, 1969February 4, 2021

Ronaldo “Ronnie” Iracheta Alegria, 52, of Baytown, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 4, 2021. He was born in McAllen, Texas to Manuel and Leonor Alegria on January 26, 1969. He was a Robert E. Lee High School graduate, Class of 1987. On August 15, 1987, Ronnie would marry his high school sweetheart, Kathryn Barrientes. Professionally, Ronnie worked 19 years with ExxonMobil, as a HSK Process Day Supervisor and Hydrocarbon Control Practices Coordinator. He was also a member of the ExxonMobil Fire Team 11 and Hazmat Team. Prior to being employed with ExxonMobil, Ronnie worked for Celanese for three years and Kroger for 15 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was a cancer survivor of 15 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and going to the gun range. He loved attending Astros and Texans games with family and friends, but he was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved attending and volunteering for ExxonMobil events like Relay for Life and Habitat for Humanity. His favorite of all was grilling in his driveway and dancing at family gatherings, but what he loved the most was walking his two dogs, Max and Lucas.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Florencio and Martha Alegria and Tiofilo and Desideria Iracheta; his mother, Leonor Alegria; and his father-in-law, Jesus Barrientes. Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Kathryn Alegria; their children, Manuel Alegria, Ronaldo Alegria, Jr. and wife Megan Dupuis, Aaron Alegria, Madison Alegria and Joshua Fagala, and Katlyn Alegria; grandchildren, Ryan Alegria, Leo Alegria and expecting his first granddaughter; father, Manuel Alegria and wife, Juana; sister, Miladila Flores and husband, Eduardo; mother-in-law, Delores Barrientes; brother and sister-in-laws; Timothy Barrientes and wife, Leslie, Rodney Barrientes, Jesus Barrientes II, Meredith Perez and husband, Joel, Alison Medina and husband, Mike, and Melanie Delgado and husband, David; and numerous nieces and nephews, friends and family.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 12, 2021 from 5 to 8 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Earthman Baytown Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2021, with Fr. Terence P. Brinkman, S.T.D. as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery, Baytown. Honoring the family as pallbearers will be Gabe Watton, Kirk Shugart, Derrick Smalley, Joey Brosh, Martin Sorola, Larry Martinez, David Wells, and Bien “Beaner” Sambilay. Honorary pallbearers are his sons and grandsons.

The family asks that everyone wear a mask and remember to follow social distancing guidelines at all times at the viewing, service and internment. The family loves and appreciates you all and would like to wrap their arms around each of you for celebrating Ronnie’s life, but due to COVID, they ask that you feel their love and gratitude from a distance and, please, accept their no contact hugs for their safety and yours.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Earthman Baytown Funeral, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown, 281-422-8181.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Gabe Watton, Active Pallbearer
  • Kirk Shugart, Active Pallbearer
  • Derrick Smalley, Active Pallbearer
  • Joey Brosh, Active Pallbearer
  • Martin Sorola, Active Pallbearer
  • Larry Martinez, Active Pallbearer
  • David Wells, Active Pallbearer
  • Bien “Beaner” Sambilay, Active Pallbearer
  • Manuel Alegria, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ronaldo Alegria, Jr, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Aaron Alegria, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ryan Alegria, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Leo Alegria , Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

Memories

Ronaldo "Ronnie" Iracheta Alegria

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Keith Hall

February 14, 2021

What a great neighbor, husband, and father! I will miss talking to Ronnie. To the family, know that we are here to assist any way a neighbor can.

Cindy Cisco

February 14, 2021

Mrs. Alegria,

I'm sorry to learn of the passing of your husband. He was a good "dance dad" to Madison and Katlyn. Let your wonderful sisters and their families help you through this difficult time. May you cherish the memories of him and may they bring smiles as you do!

"Mrs. Cindy" Cisco

Gabe Watton

February 12, 2021

I love you man, you will be missed as long as I live. Words cannot express my love for you. You are my brother, to many memories to put here on this memory book. All the astros, rockets, and the infamous Texans Cowboys game were the best I’ve ever seen, all with you and our families. Truly one of the the best friends I’ve ever had. So much sympathy and condolences for your family. You saved me from a deep spot just by hanging out in the mancave and making me laugh. You were the life of any occasion you ever attended...and that smile and laugh...no one can repeat it. Love you bro, and in my dad’s honor, I’ll see you on the flip flop brother!

Brian Willner

February 12, 2021

Ronnie will be missed immensely. He was kind, smart, funny, reliable, and hard working. His laugh was contagious and was one of my favorite people I've ever worked with. He made coming to work that much more enjoyable. He cared about people and was incredibly proud of his family. Sincere condolences to the family. - Brian

Joey Brosh

February 11, 2021

As many said life was never dull with Ronnie around and I have so many fun and hilarious memories with him both at work and outside of work. One time he just about made me bust out laughing right in the middle of a meeting. I had to run out and go to my office and shut the door while I literally laughed out loud for about five minutes before being able to rejoin the meeting. As soon as I got back he was at it again and I wouldn’t even look in his direction fearing another mad dash out. I miss him dearly and my heart goes out to his family. Peace be with you in heaven brother.

Karen Anderson

February 11, 2021

Sending my most heartfelt condolences to the entire family and offering prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Cheryl Hall

February 11, 2021

Ronnie never met a stranger and he always had a smile on his face. I will miss his kindness and love for life. He always had a story to share with me and I considered him a great friend. Prayers to his family and may they hold his memories forever.

Jeanne Anorga

February 11, 2021

Our most sincere and deepest condolences to you and all loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will always remember Ronnie fondly and will never forget the wonderful memories we shared. Ronnie will forever live in our hearts.

Anna and Abel Coy

February 11, 2021

Anna and I enjoyed the parties/gatherings at the Alegria home, always had a great visit, food , and conversations with the familia. Ronnie and Katy always rolled out the Red Carpet when you went to their home. But the memory that will stay with me is the way Ronnie always went out of his way to shake your hand and ask how you doing. He loved to talk, more than me, but I’ll always remember that Ronnie would come visit his dad, (who lives one house over from us) every Sunday. And Ronnie would stop by to visit with me for a moment before he’d go home. Great man, he will be missed by everyone he knew, and of course more so his beautiful familia... God bless Ronnie ...

Sheila Bell

February 11, 2021

My Condolences and Prayers go out to the entire family!

God Bless you All!

FROM THE FAMILY