Ronald (Yogi) Ptaszenski Sr. 60, passed away, at home, unexpectedly Sun 1/21/18 in Melbourne, Australia.
Born in Bronx, NY on Jan 24 1957, Ron was the son of the late Benedict and Regina (Kulesza) Ptaszenski. He lived most of his life in New Bedford, Ma working for Chamberlains then Shaw’s before moving to Australia in 2008.
He always enjoyed sports, whether it was on the sidelines or coaching little league for the Poirier Post when his boys were growing up or watching his favorite teams like the Boston Red Sox or Miami Dolphins before becoming a die hard New England Patriots Fan (Thanks to Tom Brady). Ron also enjoyed working on and building computers but most of all he loved his family and making people laugh.
Ron is survived by his wife Karen of 9 years, his Children, Ronald Ptaszenski Jr, Jason (Christal) Ptaszenski, Chris Ptaszenski ( Holly ), Desirae (Walter) Norcross, Craig Ptaszenski ( Tiffini LaFerriere), stepdaughter Amy Crothers and 14 grand children. Ronald was the brother of Laura Astor of New Jersey, Gina Ptaszenski and Sean Hargraves of New Bedford, Ma ,Mark Ptaszenski of Colorado., Benny (Barbara), Chet (Marie), and Mike (Maryann) all of New Jersey. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Joan Ptaszenski and preceded in death by his brothers Billy Ptaszenski and Edward Ptaszenski as well as his brother-in-law Stanley Astor and nephew William Bozarth. Ron was a loving father, husband, grampy, uncle and friend to all.
Family and friends are invited to attend wake services for Ron on February 9th from 5-8pm. Burial will be Saturday, Febraury 10th at Sacred Heart Cemetery at 11am with the procession leaving the Funeral Home at 10:30am.