Ronald E. Gallik, born in Detroit, Michigan on Oct. 13, 1941, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2023, at the age of 81 in New Port Richey, Florida. He was a wonderful father who loved and treated all equally and with a kind heart. He retired from Chrysler and enjoyed life after retirement.
He loved playing games of any kind with his kids, especially 500 Rummy and Monopoly, which he always seemed to win. He enjoyed the outdoors and took his children and their friends camping where many awesome memories of bonfires, fishing, and cooking tin foil dinners were made. He had a beautiful place in Hillman Michigan that he and his wife Bobbie (Barbara) built into what it became. They together spent most summers there, while retreating to Florida for the winter months. He loved driving their boat around the lake and would tell stories along the way. He had a love for cats, and during his last years of his life became a real jokester. During his children’s childhood he was very involved with the Slovak Catholic Sokols a Fraternal Athletic organization. His involvement in the Detroit chapter gave his children an opportunity to grow self-confidence along with athletic abilities. Together they experienced both wins and losses, while always giving it their best.
He is survived by his Sister Susan Sandor; his children Sandy (Tom) Boaks, Ronald (Angie) Gallik, Thomas (Cathy) Gallik, Sheila (Keith) Jandreski, Sheryl (Norm Caldwell) Dolkowski; his stepchildren Tina Derocher, Julie Derocher, and Lisa Derocher; his grandchildren Cassie (Jon) Boguth, Mark (Savannah) Coco, Tim (Elizabeth) Tucker, Kristin Gallik, Stephanie (Murphy) Jenuwine, Alexis (Max Schafer) Jandreski, Nicole Jandreski, Brittany (Vince Bey) Dolkowski, Tyler Dolkowski, Gary Mugridge, Claudia Mugridge, Aubrey (Matthew Oleander) Mugridge and his great grandchildren Cole and Ethan Boguth.
Predeceased by his wife Barbara Gallik and his parents Edward and Pauline Gallik.
His children will be having a Memorial to celebrate his life in Hillman, Michigan sometime this Spring.