Ron was born on Dec. 29, 1944 at Gila General Hospital in Globe. He passed away July 20, 2018.
He is survived by his brother David Franquero (Bobbie); sister, Christine Balistieri (Tom); nephews, David C, Franquero (Mandy), Aaron Franquero; niece, Kristin Franquero (Chris); cousins Tom Pifer (Nancy), Elenor Grace Snyder, Gary Knight (Brenda), Tom Knight (Esther) and Nancy Knight-Gordon, as well as numerous great- nieces and nephews.
Ron grew up in Globe, attended Hill Street School and Globe High School, graduating GHS in 1962. Ron went on to attend the University of Ariz. on an academic scholarship for engineering. He graduated from UA in 1966 with a degree in electrical engineering. Later he achieved his master’s degrees in engineering and business. He worked as a certified engineer for the State of Arizona. Most of his career was as a power utility engineer, and in later years worked for the Arizona Corporation Commission. After retirement, Ron worked as a substitute teacher in West Phoenix high schools.
Ron loved sports and was an avid UA Wildcats fan. He was an outdoorsman and liked to hunt and fish as well as spend time at his cabin north of Payson.
Ron had a servant’s heart and worked in several ministries for his church. He ministered to prisoners, was involved in food distribution to the poor, singles group ministries, and church choirs.
Services were held Monday, July 30 at River of Life Church in Globe.
Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.