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Ronald Michael Kosa, age 71 of Warren, died Monday, March 19, 2018 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren. He was born July 14, 1946 in Detroit, son of the late Sylvester and the late Margit (nee: Meray) Kosa.

With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Ronald for his service to our country as an airman in the United States Air Force. Serving during the Vietnam War era, we honor Ron for the sacrifices made and his willingness to stand in harm's way as a member of our great armed forces. For answering the call to duty with pride and patriotism, we extend our posthumous gratitude.

For his career path, Ronald chose to join the ranks of the many men whose livelihood enveloped the care and expertise that accompanied the skilled trades,…for Ron it was the field of plumbing. Extending long and hard hours in bringing confidence and relief to thousands of customer's over the years, Ron poured the best parts of his knowledge and know-how into each job he acquired.

When Ron was able to find occasions for some of his favorite pastimes, there's one that seemed to rise above the rest,…and was found in his immense passion for cars. Reigning from the Motor Capital of the world, he couldn't have been born in a better or more appropriate state than Michigan, and he certainly availed himself of the many venues out there to enjoy his passion. Of course, the penultimate favorite of them all was the iconic "Woodward Dream Cruise,"…an event he always anticipated with eagerness and "dreamed" of attending each & every year. But his automotive passions weren't merely relegated to the car shows,…Ron was also the proud owner of a 1965 Mercury Comet, the "Caliente Edition." Known for his devotion to the Ford Motor product line of cars, this sister edition provided Ron a perfect piece of machinery to work on, exhibit with pride, and drive down the road with perpetual enthusiasm as if he were 18 again!

If cars weren't drawing his attention, then often times you might have found him putzing away on one of his woodworking projects. Possessing just the right amount of skill and know-how in the realm of wood, Ron loved exercising his talents with this raw form of art. He was also quite the fan of "good weather." Not merely for the obvious benefits, but for the beautiful sunsets it almost always produced. Being a romantic at his core, Ron's love of sunsets stirred and warmed his heart,…simply in their artistry and majestic splendor.

As for the traits he exuded, one of Ron's greatest gifts was witnessed through his outgoing personality and how it manifested itself in the hearts and souls of so many throughout his life. As the old adage states, "Ron didn't know a stranger." If he was out in the public forum, then Ron was perfectly at home with "his peeps." He could talk to anybody and had a way relating with others as if you you'd been friends for years.

But of all the people who were impacted the most by Ron, there's no question that family reigned supreme,…especially when it came to those precious cherubs, his grandchildren. Spending time with family was always a priority, and Ron lived for those magical moments they created together over the years. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Ron leaves behind a legacy of love for all to cherish who were blessed to know him and be loved by him. He will be missed immensely.

Ronald was the beloved husband of Kathleen, and dearest father of Ron (Darice) Kosa and Marc (Nicole) Kosa. Loving grandfather of Devon, Arianna, Sabrina, Chayse, and Nevaeh. Brother of Ethyl Rivera – Kosa, Sylvia Valdes, and the late Christine Cirks.

Visitation for Ronald will be held Thursday, March 22nd from 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren.

Please share memories of Ronald at his guestbook above.