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Obituary for Ronald Joseph "Ron" Pregliasco

Ronald Joseph Pregliasco (Sr), born February 10, 1948, in Louisville, KY, passed away on December 4, 2023, in his home. Ron was preceded in death by his mother and father Anna Catherine and William, brothers Stephen and Laurento, sister Donna Gerber, and brother-in-law Roland Roy.

Ron was the loving husband for 50 years to his high school sweetheart, Pamela Greenwell Pregliasco, the proud father of Nick, Andrea (Jason) and Joe (Natalie) and doting grandfather of Riley, Lexi, Sam, Quinton, Louis, Owen, and Jolie. Ron is survived by his brother Bill, sister Phyllis Roy and a large loving family including numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

Ron Pregliasco, Ron, Ronnie, Uncle Ron loved a witty joke, a firm handshake, and a clean car. Ron was honest and trustworthy, threw a great party and sent the most personalized of birthday cards.

Ron spent the early years of his career in local government where among other things, he led the fight for missing and exploited children, brought 911 to Louisville and coordinated the running of the Olympic torch through the city. Later in his career, he was a respected leader in commercial real estate both here in Louisville and throughout the Commonwealth.

But Ron’s greatest accomplishments were found in the time he spent with his family. “Ronnie” was happiest in the company of his grandchildren, teaching them the most important of life skills and how to be good people. He taught them poker before they could read, how to navigate a paper map and the basic function of an engine.

Ron’s strength and leadership, his strong moral compass, his dry wit and quick humor, and unconditional love will be missed by all that knew him.

Visitation will be 4 pm – 7 pm on Friday, December 8th, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road.

The funeral mass will be Saturday, December 9th, at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Church Catholic Church, 501 Cherrywood Road; burial immediately following at Calvary Cemetery on Newburg Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.