Ronald Richard Bambach, age 94, of Jenkintown, PA, passed away on February 5, 2024.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Hans and Mary (née Kuhn) Bambach, and the brother of the late John E. Bambach, Sr.
Ronald served his country honorable in U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed in the Manufacturing Textile Industry.
Ron was an amazing son, brother, uncle, great uncle, husband, father, father-In-law, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was a loving, caring, funny and fun-filled person. He worked hard but knew how to play. He knew how to be present in the lives of all of us and as a result has given us so many memories. Ron enjoyed spending his summers in Wildwood playing casino. He also enjoyed playing cards, golfing, watching sports, and gambling. He could make a game out of anything or place a bet on anything but no matter what, there was always fun to be had. We have all benefited from his generous nature. His life was a life well-lived and well-shared.
Ron’s first “taste” of raising children came early in life when he took it upon himself to be the one to teach his two nieces and nephews to ski. According to him, those 4 darling children aged him and taught him new “trends,” but he never tired of it as there where many, many ski trips filled with love and laughter (and “free” messages thanks to Mark) that followed. When he didn’t have John, Mark, Lisa and Sharon in the snow, he had to put up with their shenanigans in the ocean of his beloved Wildwood! So many years of soft pretzels and “love-notes” have Blessed and filled our lives. You were there for each one of us Unk and we all cherish our memories with you. We certainly challenged you when we were children, and yet all you did was love us that much more, but surprisingly you found even more love from within to shower upon our children. Thank you for so many memories.
That love continued onto the next generation of his great and great-great nieces and nephews. There was never a shortage of laughs, genuine interest, love notes, $1 bets that he somehow always lost to the kids, and bribes to clean messy rooms. He was never at a loss for a joke except when he thought he won the mega lottery with a fake ticket, boy was he mad! But true Unk, he loved the joke and laughed just as hard as everyone else! He had a smile and hug that will never be forgotten.
As a grandfather, Poppy spoiled his grandkids with love and attention. After losing Joey, he could have let a broken heart break him, but he didn't. He became a rock in the center of the family.
Present at every major and tiny event, from sporting events to golf outings to weddings and birthdays. He was always there with his smile and warm hug. As a great-grandfather, he created memories and love that few kids are lucky enough to have. There were sticker games, lunches and laughs with the amazing man whom these two lucky great-grandkids will never forget.
No matter what your relationship to Ron, Unc, Poppie was, there is no doubt that his journey through life had such a huge impact on all of ours. He will remain forever with us as we live the legacy of love and caring he shared with all of us.
Ronald was the beloved husband of the late Josephine C. Bambach; the loving father of Christine Schwartz (Neil) and Marcelene Schauble (Michael); the proud grandfather of Joshua, Jenna Rose, David, and Christopher, and great-grandfather of Liam and Hailey. Ronald is also survived by his dear sister, Dolores Bambach. He was the loving uncle to Lisa Konailian, John Bambach, Jr., Mark Bambach, Sharon Diazgranados, the loving great-uncle to Lauren Bambach, Eric Bambach, Dominique Bondi, Nicolle Krieger, Jullian Diazgranados, Elizabeth Bambach, and Jennifer Bambach, and great-great uncle to Charlie Krieger, Jackson Krieger, and Pierce Bondi.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing, Friday, February 9, 2024, 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 606 West Avenue, Jenkintown, PA 19046, followed by his Funeral Mass, 10:30 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ronald’s memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 5300 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143.