Ronald Reese Peluso

February 10, 1941September 28, 2013

Ronald Reese Peluso February 10, 1941 to September 28, 2013 Ron was born and spent most of his early years in Chicago. Boeing led his family to SeaTac, Washington. Ron graduated from Highline High School in 1959. Ron is survived by the love of his life, wife Kathy Peluso. Ron and Kathy celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary the day before he died unexpectedly at their home in Olympia, Washington. Ron is survived by his big brother Joe (Gaylene) Peluso; grandson Danny Jr. and great granddaughter, Danielle of Michigan; daughter, Julie (Peewee) Piemonte, grandchildren Vincent and Victoria of California. Ron is survived by Bret (Kim) MacRae of Gig Harbor, grandchildren Chase and Megan (Paul) Maksumchuk, great grandson, Isaac; and Tish (Jamie) Newcomer of Chicago, grandchildren Ava and Hank. Ron was the loving Uncle to John (Penny) Peluso, Sally (Rob) Mendel, and Lisa (Todd) Woomer. He was the Great-Uncle to Joe and Steven Peluso, Sarah and Laci Mendel, Dylan and Emilio Paull. Ron was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Ramona Peluso and his son Dan Peluso. Ron owned and operated the Union 76 Station located in Kent at James & Benson for over 20 years. He was famous for his reader board that displayed all sorts of quips, jabs and thought provoking statements. Most importantly, Ron was famous for his huge heart and great business practices. He knew how to treat his customers as family and welcomed everyone with that smile and always a joke or two. Ron was a member of the Elks Club; American Legion; Jeep Club and a lifetime member of the NRA. Ron and Kathy spent 5 years traveling around the United States and made so many more friends along the way. In 2010 they traveled to England; France; Switzerland and Italy with family and close friends. Ron absolutely loved sports especially baseball. He was a fantastic player, coach and an umpire. He was the assistant girls fast pitch coach at Kent Meridian High School in the eighties. Hunting was such a big part of Ron’s life even after Parkinson’s disease made it much more difficult for him. Ron served our country in the U.S. Air Force as a K9 police officer. In honor of his service to this country, Ron will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery on October 28, 2013 at 1 PM. A gathering will begin at 2 PM at the Kent American Legion Hall.


  • Committal Service Monday, October 28, 2013

Ronald Reese Peluso

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Tricia, Dave & Allison Drinnon

October 24, 2014

Hi Kathy. So sorry to find this news a year late. Our thoughts are with you. We're thinking about you as Alli plans her wedding for next summer and would love to connect back up with you. Hugs your way.

Gaylene Peluso

October 31, 2013

Ron was my brother in law, and a great man. He touched a lot of lives in a positive way, and will never be forgotten. He always greeted me with a hug, a smile and love you. He and Kathy were a real team, true soul mates and always fun to be with. So glad we got to do the trip to Italy and Europe. My heart is heavy, and I will miss him, but I'll never forget him. RIP Ron. Love you.

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Tom & Margaret Shilley

October 28, 2013

There is nothing like the camaraderie of a caring friend and to realize a lose of a good friend in our lives! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy and family during this difficult time. We had such fun times which we will cherish forever!

Linda Nix

October 27, 2013

To the Peluso family....our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so happy we got to share some wonderful meals and holidays with your Uncle Ron and Aunt Kathy.
Linda and Bob Nix