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Ronald John Santosky

Ronald John Santosky of Accord, NY passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 11, 2020 surrounded by love and family. He was 79 years old. Ron was born on April 20, 1941 in Kingston, NY; he was the son of the late John Santosky and the late Mollie (Irving) Wells.


Mr. Santosky operated Ron’s Auto Repair and Sales in Accord, NY for 44 years. His love for cars extended way beyond repair and sales, he was also an avid NASCAR fan. He had a passion for dirt track racing and he himself raced successfully for many years. Ron was a former volunteer for the Kerhonkson-Accord First Aid Squad, the Accord Fire Department and was a former Town of Rochester Councilman holding the position for 12 years. His love for his family, community and willingness to help others will always be remembered.

Ron is survived by his wife Kandy (Collins) Santosky who was the love of his life, partner and best friend for 39 years; his children, Ronald M. Santosky of Accord, Roy Santosky of Copperas, TX, Deborah Miller (Tim) of Cowpens, SC, Crystal Sanchez (David) of Kerhonkson and Gina Flynn (JR) of Kerhonkson; his siblings, Richard Santosky of Lyman, SC, William Wells (Lynn) of Accord, Stanley Mesceda (Sheena) of Kerhonkson, Spencer Santosky of Accord, John Santosky (Annie) of Anderson, SC, Virginia Canton of Kingston, NY, Shirley Knecht (William) and Deborah Mills of Kingston, NY, Dorothy Jolley (Steven) and Larry Santosky of Kerhonkson and Joseph Santosky of Poughkeepsie; 11 Grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, Ron was predeceased by his sister, Judith Brown.


The family would like to thank Hudson Valley Hospice for their support and compassion.


Due to the ongoing world crisis services must be held privately for immediate family only.


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

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Im sorry I didnt hear about Rons passing until now, but Ive been away. I cant say I looked forward to having my car break down, but when it did I always looked forward to seeing Ron. He was of perpetual good cheer, it seemed, at least around his customers. He was a bit younger but of the same honorable, gifted generation As Dr. Irving Milberg, who was a mutual friend. I recall once having a gas leak Ron located simply by listening to the engine of my Volkswagon Passat. He had a remarkable instinct that way The mark of a true master mechanic. Its inspiring to be around people who are so good at something, the way Ron was around cars. He was honest to a tee and always willing to help out in whatever way he could. I mentioned one day I was looking for help in moving my wood shop, and he offered up his mechanic also good guys for a couple of hours, at no charge. He was kind and generous that way, always friendly, and he will be sorrily missed. RIP, Ron. You deserve it. T

Tim Rehwaldt Oct 25 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Ron's passing. I've known Ron for more then fifty years. Always a friend, always helpful, always dedicated to the community, always a pleasure. One of the very best. RIP friend.

Bob and Carol Baker May 24 2020 12:00 AM

I am so lucky to have had such an amazing brother. You were always there for me.I am so proud of you, i love you so much and well miss you every day until we are together again.I remember all the fun we have had and all the laughing we have done. I well miss your blue eyes and that wonderful smile. Love you millions, billions and trillions.

Shirley Knecht May 19 2020 12:00 AM

I remember how good ronald could fix cars. He was always polite. My sympathy goes to the entire Santosky family.
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EMB_1211@MSN.COM30 May 17 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Rons passing and prayers to all of the family. Where ever he is in the universe his spirit will live on to those who knew him.

Lynette May 17 2020 12:00 AM

Truly a respectable man and a gentleman. Through the years Ron has twisted many a wrench on my cars. I never walked away unsatisfied. That is getting harder to come by these days. My sincere condolences to Ron's family and friends. So long old friend. Time marches on.

David Krom May 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Santosky

Judy Hasbrouck May 14 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I admired Ron -- he lived a simple life followinghis head and heart. He was a team player and always thought about others. He was never a politician -- only a Councilman for ALL of the people. You were a great team. Rest in Peace Ron.

Marijane Knudsen May 13 2020 12:00 AM

Ron was such a wonderful, generous, kind man. Words cannot express how wonderful he was. He was the first friend our family made in Accord after we moved there in 1985. He welcomed us to the area and quickly became a close friend. He was always there to help and lend a hand whenever you needed it or just to cheer you up with his contagious smile! The kindness and friendship he gave our family will never be forgotten. He was much more than a friend to us, he was family. We have such fond memories of both Ron and Kandy. Our heart goes out to Kandy. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jacob, Linda, & Heidi May 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Santosky

Gene and MaryEllen Cannizzaro May 12 2020 12:00 AM

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