Ronald "Ron" John Sykosky Jr.

November 30, 1966September 5, 2021

Ronald "Ron" John Sykosky, Jr., age 54, of Keizer, Oregon passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021.

Ron was born November 30, 1966 in Sacramento, California to Ronald John Sykosky, Sr. and MaryLynn Gelisse.

Ron married his wife, Chana Lyn (Rhees) on October 19, 1990. They were blessed with four children and one grandchild. Ron was very dedicated to his family. He loved being a father and becoming Papa. Ron and his family were very proud and appreciative of his time as an active member of the Marine Corp. Afterwards he went on to have a decades long career as a Correctional Officer. When he had spare time, Ron enjoyed collecting firearms, watching crime shows, eating good food that he enthusiastically grilled on his Traeger, camping, and spending time with his family. He was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ron is missed by many friends, family, and community members.

Ron is survived by his wife, Chana; his son Marshall Sykosky (Emily); his son Kyle Sykosky; his daughter Alayna Prevett (Jayden); and his daughter Annika Sykosky; his granddaughter, Casey Marie; his mother MaryLynn Gelisse; his brother Robert Sykosky (Amber), his sister Cosette Phillips (Dean), his sister MykelLynn Bryson (Tracey), and his sister Natasha Bartos (Alex); and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Ronald John Sykosky, Sr.

A viewing for Ron will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1375 Lockhaven Dr NE, Keizer, OR 97303), followed by his funeral service from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. A private interment will take place at Willamette National Cemetery, where Ron will be honored for his service in the Marines.

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  • Viewing

    Monday, September 20, 2021

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    Monday, September 20, 2021


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maryLynn Gelisse

September 13, 2021

As Ron's mother and knowing him for the longest, I have many different memories of him, As a baby he was such a happy baby. He was a beautiful baby. People would stop me to tell me how beautiful he was. Even as a baby he had those big dimples and he loved to show them off.
He was always loyal and my pal. We loved spending time together and talking and sharing feelings. He would talk so tenderly of Chana, you could tell how much he loved her. Theirs is a great love story.
He love and always was proud of his children and wanted the very best for them.
Recently we talked of the gospel, the Lord and the Savior. He expressed his love for them and his testimony .
I will miss our special times and talks but know we will have them again.

Shelly Mackerell

September 9, 2021

I enjoyed every moment I spent with Ron. He had this beautiful smile and his face always lit up when talking about Chana or one of his beautiful children. I loved his sense of humor and what a survivor he was. Even when having medical hardships, he always tried to remain positive. I'm going to miss him and will keep precious memories of him alive by remembering what a special husband and father he was. He will be so loved and missed.

David Mumey

September 9, 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Ron over the last few years. What always struck me was his positive attitude and kindness. I enjoyed our time talking about camping and his family trips. I was always moved by the pride Ron had for his wife and kids and how he enjoyed filling me in on their accomplishments. Ron will be greatly missed but always remembered by those of us that had the gift of getting to know him!

Karen Rhees

September 8, 2021

Ron had a cute, quiet sense of humor. Although a Marine, he wasn't opposed to dressing up in silly outfits for Halloween or otherwise. He was humble and very appreciative of things that were done for him. He was patient in his afflictions. He loved his family very much.