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General News: Joseph R. Ronk

January 05, 2022

Joseph R. Ronk, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on January 2, 2022 at NY Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, Cortlandt, NY. He was 90 years old.

The son of the late Edward Ronk and Margaret (Gillispe) Ronk, Joseph was born on February 16, 1931 in Pine Bush, NY.

Joseph was the Proprietor of Ronk’s Painting in Cornwall-On-Hudson for many years.

Joseph honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was an active member of the St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Storm King Fire Co., American Legion, and Disabled American Veterans.

A family statement reads: Our dear Father’s legacy, as Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, is that of integrity, family values, hard work and dedication. We all love you Dad!“ and you will be missed greatly.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his loving wife: Lucy (DiMiceli) Ronk in 2004. He is survived by his daughters: Lucille Margaret Ronk, Patricia (Ronk) Gilardo and her husband John, Joan (Ronk) Cheng and Nancy (Ronk) Pacenza and husband Alfred; 8 grandchildren; Nicholas Scott, Joseph Scott, Caroline Hogan, Autumn Gilardo Pummer, Justin Gilardo, Jonathan Cheng, Michayla Pacenza Head, and Shannon Pacenza Martin; 10 great grandchildren and 3 siblings.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Due to the continued public health concerns of covid-19, please know that facial coverings must be worn in the funeral home at all times.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8th St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Interment with Military Honors will follow the Mass at St. Thomas Cemetery, Cornwall, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Joseph’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to


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