Ronald Peter Baraglia
September 2, 1934 – March 29, 2018
Ronald Peter Baraglia, 83, of Decatur, passed away on March 29, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Roselawn Funeral Home at 3:00 pm with Rev. Phil Morgan officiating. His visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Ron is survived by his children, Ronda Grigsby (Ed) of Augusta, GA, Donald Baraglia ( Kellie), and Ronald Baraglia both of Decatur, AL; grandchildren, Chassittie Baraglia, Michael Grigsby, Cameron Lane, and David Grigsby. He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jean Baraglia, his parents, his sister Joan, and many aunts and uncles. Ron was born in New Britain, Connecticut to parents, John and Mary Baraglia on September 2, 1934. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was an engineer with Raytheon, IBM, and Prestolite. He was a long time member of the Decatur Elks Club, American Legion, and VFW. He was loved by many family and friends. Ron was a true Alabama fan and an avid sportsman. Ron accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and passed to his heavenly home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
- Donald Baraglia, Son
- Ronald Baraglia, Son
- Ronda Grigsby, Daughter
- Visitation Saturday, March 31, 2018
- Celebration of Life Saturday, March 31, 2018
Ronald Peter Baraglia
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April 21, 2018
I was a member of the IBM SAGE 1956 class in Kingston, NY with Ron and he provided transportation from our rooming house to the training. I was 1A with Selective Service and had volunteered for the 6 months leave of absence from IBM for the USAF Aviation Cadet training and he counseled me not to go through with it (and I even visited him and his family in New Britain to meet with his friend who also advised the same thing). I completed some of the training but ended my USAF training just a bit before the end of the 6 months and returned to IBM SAGE but never had an opportunity to update Ron on my USAF experience.
Please accept my condolences to his surviving family members!
March 29, 2018
Although I didn’t know Mr. Baraglia well as he was always working hard for his family I do know that he left behind 3 of the kindest, most caring, unselfish children to carry on his legacy. I have known them for many years and love all 3 of them dearly. My prayers are with each of you. Your Mom and Dad are together again-well and whole and smiling down from a place we can only dream about. Rejoice in knowing you will all be together again one day!