Ronald Joseph Centoni

Ronald Joseph Centoni, 63, passed away Nov. 4, 2010, at Preston Medical Center, surrounded by his wife and many friends.

Ron was born in Reno, Nev., on Nov. 8, 1946, to Joseph Mario Centoni and Virginia Mae Roush.

He was less than 1 year old when the family moved to Half Moon Bay, where he was one of three generations to live there. He attended grade school and graduated from high school in Half Moon Bay. While in high school, he played baseball, basketball and football.

After graduation, he attended San Mateo Junior College and there received his Mechanics Apprenticeship. He then began work in this field with his first employment being at Frank Laney Ford in Half Moon Bay, where he worked for 10 years. Then he went to work for Village Lincoln Mercury as assistant service manager for 10 years. He returned to work for Frank Laney Ford as service manager for another 10 years. Next, he was employed by ITT Federal Electric as senior mechanic electrician at Pillar Point Radar Tracking Station for 9 1/2 years. 

He married Judy Marie Villa on Dec. 4, 1970. Judy had two children from a previous marriage, a boy, Michael, and a girl, Sheila. In 1971, twin boys were born to Ron and Judy and they named them James Anthony (Jimmy) and William Alan (Billy).

As a family, they enjoyed waterskiing, hunting, camping and riding horses.

In 1993, Ron and Judy moved to Swan Lake, Idaho. At this time Ron went to work at Bowen Ford in Preston where he worked for 11 years. His last employment was with Thom Greene at T&T Repair where he worked for two years.

He had many medical problems at this time and retired on disability at the age of 62.

He was a friend to everyone and loved to be involved in the community. He especially enjoyed the branding and the roundup and was always available to anyone who needed him. He will truly be missed by all those friends and especially his family.

He is survived by his wife, Judy, four children and four grandchildren and his mother-in-law, Betty Villa, two brothers, Gene and Jeff, two sisters, Linda and Cindy, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law.

Arrangements were under the care of Horsley’s Marsh Valley Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at noon at the Swan Lake LDS chapel with Bishop Bradley Gambles officiating. Friends visited with the family on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to services on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial followed at the Swan Lake Cemetery.

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