Ronald E. Oreskovich, 64, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away July 27, 2009. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Diana Q. Oreskovich; children, Kristy (Ian Cheng) Oreskovich of Albuquerque, N.M. and Ron Oreskovich of Pueblo; siblings, Sandy (Chuck) Riggio of Pueblo and Nick (Pat) Oreskovich of Golden, Colo.; grandchildren, Owen Cheng and Bryce Aumiller; uncle, John Petric of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Elsie Oreskovich. Ron was born Feb. 8, 1945, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1974, he started his career at Minnequa Bank and retired from the banking industry in 2005 after 31 years. Ron was proud of his Slovenian heritage and was a member of the Preseren Glee Club. He was also actively involved in the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo and other civic and community organizations. Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and other outdoor activities. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2009 , with the Reverend Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Both services at St. Mary Help of Christian Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Preseren Glee Club through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Diana and family-We want you all to know how much our thoughts and prayers are with you. Big O was such a good family man and friend. We will miss the great times we’ve had at parties, Perseren, bowling trips, vacations and so much more. We will miss our “Activities Director” and good friend. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal…love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Sincerely, Orie and Alice

  2. There are no words to express the shock and sadness felt since learning of Ron’s death. It was always a joy to see him at the reunions and around town. Because of our Keating days, he will always be Big O to me. He will be sorely missed.
    I’m holding you in my heart.

  3. Diana, Kristy, and Ron —

    I could not believe my eyes when I saw Ron’s death notice and article in the paper.

    I remember what a great soccer coach Ron was. It meant so much to have a coach like Ron for my son. Ron was a super example to our young people as a devoted husband and father.

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family, and my heart aches for you. God speed you comfort during this difficult time. Ron will be missed so much by so many.

    I will be thinking of all of you.

    Donna Easdon

  4. My heart broke when I heard of Ron’s passing. For years it has been an annual treat to get to see and visit with him on his hunting trip to Nebraska. He has left you with memories and love that you will feel forever. May your faith in God strengthen you to see you through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
    In love and friendship,
    Lindsey Foster

  5. Diana & Family,
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. His presence will be greatly missed by all knew him.
    Please accept our sincerest condolences at this time of loss. We know your strength, your memories and your love will get you through the coming days.

  6. Diane and Family,
    I was shocked to hear about Ron, he will truely be missed. He was such a great guy, I will always remember how he helpped Pat and I get back on our feet when we were down and out. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

  7. Diana, Ronnie, Kris,Nick, Sandi and all. Tried to tell you how much we will miss Ron. What a guy!!! Such agood friend: he was always good to us, especially Phil When Ron said Phil made lousy picks in the baseball drafts.
    He made the world a better place and he will find a way to do the same for heaven. Love to all of you. Phil & Mary Lois

  8. Diana:
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Ron was such an assett to Minnequa Bank, the Minnequa Bank Family, and to the Pueblo community.
    He will be missed.
    Though his loss is painful we know you will find comfort in your memories of him.
    Mr. & Mrs. Mahlon T. White

  9. Diana,
    I was deeply saddened to hear the news about the sudden death of Ron. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We are all in a state of shock. As we go through our daily routine, we never think about how fragile life can be. Suddenly, one that we love is taken and our world is turned upside down. Ron was such an entertaining and supportive person to be around and his passing will leave a gap in many lives. As a school classmate of Ron’s, we reconnected during the planning of our last reunion. I know you will miss him greatly. Nothing is going to ease the hurt. But speaking from experience, time will help a little. During this difficult time, I know you will draw upon your own strength and the strength of loved ones that hold you in their thoughts.
    May your heart mend and your memories stay strong. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to call.

  10. Diana and Family:
    We are so sorry to hear about Ron.
    He will be missed by all who knew him.
    God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
    Jim and Margaret

  11. I am so grieved to hear of Ron’s passing. He will be missed so deeply by all the people he has blessed over the years with his friendly and helpful nature. He was so good to me when I was transplanted to Pueblo and I know that he blessed thousands of people in his lifetime in the same way. He truly will be one of those good guys missed by all. God Bless you all as you deal with his loss. Annette

  12. Diana and family, our sympathies to you all in the passing of Ron.

    Prayers, Susie (Burnett) and Buddy Valdez

  13. Diane and Family,
    I was stunned to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a terrific person. I enjoyed working with him for the first Preseren and KSKJ Valentines dinner dance. He always had a kind word for everyone. My husband, Skip, went to school with him and said he was a great guy!
    He will truly be missed, he made the world a better place.

    Judy Chandler

  14. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I am so grateful for having talked to Ron again at our last high school reunion and will always remember him with love. He was a wonderful person.

  15. Diane and Your Family

    I also was so shocked and devastated to learn about my great friend and classmate Ron being taken away from us all. I recently moved back to Pueblo after a 44 year hiatus, and had re-connected with Ron and met you, Diane, his wonderful wife. I share in your sadness and loss. My heart goes out to you all. God bless you.

  16. Diana and family, Nick and family, and Sandy and family,
    Ron was always very friendly and a dear cousin. He always spoke to my mom and me. I was shocked by the news. God Bless and May God Keep You in His Care. I am sorry for your loss.

  17. Dave and I were very shocked to hear about the passing of Ron. Ron helped us finance our first New Home. As newly weds we where very scared, but with Rons help and encouragement it was a wonderful experience. We also knew him from the Pueblo Bowling Family. He will truly be missed. Our prayers and sympathy are with Diane and the family. Ron may you rest in peace.

    God Bless,

    Dave and Billie

  18. Dave and I were very shocked to hear about the passing of Ron. Ron helped us finance our first New Home. As newly weds we where very scared, but with Rons help and encouragement it was a wonderful experience. We also knew him from the Pueblo Bowling Family. He will truly be missed. Our prayers and sympathy are with Diane and the family. Ron may you rest in peace.

    God Bless,

    Dave and Billie

  19. Oh, my goodness.What a shock! Ron was so sweet and I shall miss him so much. We had such good times together especially planning and attending the class reunions. My best to Diane, his kids and grandkids.He loved you all so dearly.

  20. I grew up a block away from Ron on Eiler. He was a member of the St. Mary’s scamp group. I called his wife today and passed on a story to her. When we were kids a various group of us would walk down Sata Fe hill to swim in the gravel pits. One day we found an old plank that would be a diving board. Then we found an old wash tub and filled it with rocks to anchor the board. Ron was the first one off. When he went in he stopped at the waistband of his trunks. His legs were flailing in the air. We jumped in and pulled him out. He had a ‘mud helmet’. None of us had enough sense to see how deep the water was first. Great memories of a great guy !!!!!!

  21. Aunt Diana, Kristy, Ronnie
    My heart goes out to you. Please know that you are in my prayers. I will always have such wonderful memories of Uncle Ron. He helped me when I first moved to Colorado and did so out of the kindness of his heart. I’m so very blessed to have had him in my life and look forward to the day when we can see him again. I love you very much. HUGE HUG!
    Lori and Family

  22. Diane & family,
    I was totally shocked to hear of Ron’s passing. I have known Ron since High School, he was truly one of the “good guys”.
    He was a great athlete, a person of integrity, his loss so soon, is one of those that can’t be understood easily.
    He had a great sense of humor every time I saw him on the golf course.
    I can’t imagine how his family must feel.
    My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

    Best regards,
    Joe Marino

  23. Dee, Sid and I were deeply saddened by the news of Ron’s passing. Our memories will be of that great laugh and smile. May God Bless you and your family.

    Sid & Linda

  24. Diana and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ron he will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at such a difficult time.

  25. Well, the angels are surely dancing to welcome a GIANT OF A MAN back home, yet my heart is so heavy for the loss to Diane, his children, the Pueblo Community in general and the Eiler’s Family in particular. There was a presence in the house when Ron was there. Smiles, stories, wisdom and a true feeling of being cared about as a person was what Ron brought to all. I send Light & Love to Ron and his Family…a finer man cannot be found and it is an honor to have known him.

  26. Diana and Family,
    I was very sad to hear about the passing of Ron. He was a great guy and will be missed by all.
    God’s blessings to you and yours.


  27. We were terribly saddened and shocked to hear about Ron. He will be sorely missed, yet fondly remembered. Our thoughts and condolences go to Diana and family.
    Kristen and Louis Chavez and family

  28. I was deeply saddened to learn of Ron’s passing. My prayers go out to the entire family at this very difficult time.
    Vera Ellen Juinta Collard

  29. ron’s passing came as a shock. he is remembered as a very nice guy. shame. our sincerest condolences to all.

  30. Diana and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Ron. He was such a great guy. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with youl.




  31. Ann and I are sincerly sorry for the passing of Ron. Our hearts and prayers go to the entire Oreskovich family.

  32. I am really sorry about the loss of our good friend. Ron was a great person and someone we will all miss. He always had a smile and he was always upbeat no matter what. Not only he is a loss to your family and friends but a great loss to the community of Pueblo.

    I hope if there is something I can do you will let me know.

    Again Diane, Ron and Kristi I am deeply sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all.

  33. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Diana and Family.
    Moj dober prijatelj, Hvala za dobre case in spomine. Pociva v miru.

  34. We are very saddened by Ron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time. We will always remember Ron fondly. Sincerely, Dee Dee and Christopher Richardson

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