Ronald H. Piatek
SCITUATE- Ronald "Ron" H. Piatek, 66, of Scituate and summered in Barrington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Gail A. (Cabral) Piatek for 33 years.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Joseph and Cecilia E. (Karol) Piatek.
Ron was the proud 2nd generation proprietor of Piatek Machine Co., Inc., Pawtucket, Est. 1940. Ron served as a Sergeant in the 115th Military Police Company, RI National Guard and in 1968 was put on active duty and sent to the USMA at West Point, there he trained in reconnaissance, night maneuvers and riot control and was designated STRAF (a highly skilled military designation). Ron received orders, to Vietnam, in 1969. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Air Medal among other awards, for his service with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). In his off time, Ron was an avid boater; he also enjoyed fishing, traveling and gardening, but especially enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons.
Besides his loving wife, he leaves a daughter, Tracy A. Greenlaw and her husband, Brian of Warwick; two grandsons, Chad and Chase Greenlaw; one brother, Robert Piatek; two nieces, Tara Keffer and Andrea Wilcox. Ronald also leaves many wonderful friends and customers.
His funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Luke Church, 108 Washington Rd., Barrington. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. VISITATION Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Center, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 will be appreciated. For online condolences: