OBITUARY

Ronald Charles McCloskey

January 1, 1939January 12, 2016

McCloskey, Ronald C. (Age 77)

Passed away January 12, 2016 in Spokane, WA. Ron was born on January 1, 1939 in Watsonville, CA. He graduated from Watsonville High School in 1956, and from Westmont College in 1960, where he played basketball and met his wife Sharon. Last August they celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Ron attended Fuller Seminary where he studied theology but a growing family caused their plans to change. He began his career as a builder/developer in California. In 1975, the family moved to Spokane, WA where Ron continued his work as a contractor and became active in his church, Northview Bible Church. Following his retirement he continued to be involved with several building projects for local ministries, including Salvation Army, Youth for Christ, Cup of Cool Water, and others. What brought him the most joy was his large family which grew from a family of six upon their arrival in Spokane to a family of 36 today which includes five great-grandbabies. He was devoted to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, which was demonstrated by his service and generosity to others. Ron is survived by his wife, Sharon; his brother, Gerald (Kay) McCloskey of Los Gatos, California; his four children, Tammie (Ken) Pecka, Natalie Wilkes, Jeff (Sherri) McCloskey and Kathleen (Jason) Hanson; fifteen grandchildren and their spouses; and five great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at Northview Bible Church, 13521 N. Mill Rd., Spokane, WA, Saturday, January 16, 2016, 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Union Gospel Mission or Youth for Christ.

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    Saturday, January 16, 2016

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Bill & Lucie Timberlake

January 23, 2016

Ron will be missed by us all....What a Great & Wonderful Christian man he was....I grew up with Ron & His brother Gerald in Watsonville, CACA...We attended the same Youth group @ 1st Baptist Church & High School, dated some of the same girls...but not that many......We were very shy !!....I'm sorry I didn't get to see him a lot after we both went to college & then Married & went our seperate ways.Ron's stepdad, Ralph Timberlake/my brother married his mom in the late 50's...It was good for all the family.I never thot I'd become an Uncle to my(2) best friends.....I'm sorry we didn't get to spend more time with Ron & Family these past years. God bless the Family & all those great memories !!.

Ron & Bobbi Morrison

January 21, 2016

Our deepest condolences to the McCloskey family. We had the privilege of knowing Ron through business and also while building our home in Ron's development on the north side. His son, Jeff, built our home and we will remember the whole family while enjoying our home still.

Gail Wright

January 16, 2016

"My main contact with Ron was through his dear wife, Sharon, a sincere friend and musician. Sharon enjoyed her gift of music, and I know Ron's encouragement meant lots, as it did to me. He was a man in back of a great woman, as well as she was in back of a great man! His circle of godly influence is a blessing!"

Lori (& George) Toews

January 16, 2016

"Mr. McCloskey" and all of the McCloskey family will be forever remembered by me as wonderful, fun-loving, Godly, sincere, welcoming and dear friends. When we moved to Spokane in 1978, you all were there as ones who encouraged, helped, befriended and opened your lives to our family. After all these years, Ron's legacy to me is his integrity, generosity, gentleness, friendliness, honesty and interest in the lives of others. We grieve his passing from your lives and ours. We rejoice in the solid hope we have that he is with the Lord and we will rejoice and glorify the Lord together again someday. Love, thoughts and prayers for peace and healing are with you all during these difficult days. Thank you for who you are.

Sally Davis

January 16, 2016

When Ron Stepped into the arms of Jesus on January 12, he was greeted with, "Well done, good and faithful servant." He was such an example of loving Christian charity. His unfailing support of Youth for Christ was invaluable to my son, Tom Davis. Tom was the Spokane area director when he and Ron conceived and built the Youth for Christ center in Hillyard. As a direct result of his ministry to the kids of Hillyard, they have a beautiful, safe place to gather and hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Ron's legacy will live on, but he is, and will always be, greatly missed.
Sally Davis

January 15, 2016

Ron was a wonderful man with a loving and caring Heart!! May he rest in Peace!
Kym Amsbury, Gangl!

Mary Johnson

January 15, 2016

I had the privilege to know and work with Ron through my employer, Dupree Building Specialties for many years. Ron was the most stellar, kind, friendly gentleman I have ever known. My heart hurts for the loss you are all feeling. Please know how widely respected and missed this dearly gentle man will be.

annette pooley

January 14, 2016

My sincere sympathy to the family. Ron was a dear friend of my Dad, Jim Pooley, and he spoke highly of Ron and his friendship meant a great deal to my dad. My Dad died on 12/14/15 and he had been asking to talk to Ron in his last days. We tried to get a phone number but weren't able to find one. I guess they are catching up in heaven now. Maybe even shooting hoops in heaven. I guess we are all grieving the loss of our dads now. Thoughts and Prayers, Annette Pooley

ALAN PURDY

January 14, 2016

Ron was one of the finest men I have had the privilege to know. a great friend --always there to help--he had an uncanny way of knowing when help was needed and providing it in a loving and gentle manner. May God always Bless his family.

Victor Ogohara

January 14, 2016

I had the privilege of meeting and doing work for Ron he was a kind and fair man. Sorry for all the dust in your house. I want to thank his family for letting him be a part of my life. Please accept my sincere condolences.

FROM THE FAMILY