Ron Kos

  • Wednesday February 25, 2015
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March 6, 1945 �" January 23, 2015

Ron Kos (Daddy Ron) passed away at Kaiser Richmond on January 23, 2015, due to complications from lymphoma. Born and raised in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the son of the late Pauline Godin and Stanley Kos. He graduated from American International College, and served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969. He enjoyed life in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Ft. Lauderdale, and the East Bay. He worked at UCSF, in accounting management, and at UC Berkeley's Training and Development. Ron continued his joy as a trainer up until November. Ron received the Chancellor's Exceptional Service Award during his tenure at UC. He was very active at UCSF, as well as his local community, serving on various advisory boards. He celebrated a love of life and shared his wisdom unconditionally.

He leaves his daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Jason Songer, of Massachusetts; brother, Richard Kos of Delaware; nieces, cousins, and beloved friends on both coasts.

His remains will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the National AIDS Memorial Grove and or UCSF Alliance Health Project. For information on the private memorial on March 7, please contact Zack (925) 954-8436.