Ronald Furtado July 4, 1949 – February 23, 2016

Ronald Furtado July 4, 1949 - February 23, 2016

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 2:00 P.M., at Habing Family Funeral Home.,For online condolences please go to
 Ron, son of Virginia and Louis, was born and raised in Gilroy, CA.  
 Ron enlisted and served a tour of duty in Vietnam with the Army where he served his country as a diesel mechanic. 
 Following his discharge, Ron began a series of successful contracting businesses through which he built many of the homes and commercial buildings in Gilroy and the surrounding area during the 1970’s, 80’s, and early 90’s.
 Ron is survived by his son, Daniel (wife, Lisa, son,s Mason and Grady, daughter, Delaney), his daughters, Katie Wurzel (husband, Seth, daughters, Maggie and Ellie), Amy Neal (husband, Jeff, daughters, Grace and Olivia), and Cindy Sweigart (husband, Troy, daughter, Adelena, and son on the way). Ron is also survived by his brother, Kenny (Jill), and his longtime friend, Donna Togni.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Bobbi Sobers. 
 Ron was an exceptionally hard worker and was a master at his craft of carpentry. In his early years, he was an avid motorcyclist, fisherman and camper. 
 Ron was always a good friend, hard worker, straight talker, and a genuinely nice guy.

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