Ronald Bartosh

Ronald Bartosh, 80, of Houston, TX was received into heaven on 2/18/2020. He is preceded in death by his parents Jerry Bartosh and Bernice Barnes. He is survived by siblings Carol and Tom Marler, Geri “Sissy” and Mike Kunstadt; children Tony Field and wife Marilyn, Scott Field and wife Elisa, Liz Stark, Mere Boneman; and grandchildren Jeff Shabani and wife Marnee, Michelle and husband Joe Ritchel, Brittney Meyer and husband Hayden Smith, Marion Johnson, Brandon Bartosh, Evan Meyer, Channing Johnson, Leeland “JT” Johnson, Tori Meyer, and Brynna Stark.
Ron earned a Bachelor’s degree from UT in Mechanical Engineering and worked as a Civil Servant at NASA for 35 years. During his career, Ron supported the Apollo Program, Space Shuttle Program, and the JSC Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance Office.
Ron spent his retirement pouring into the lives of his children and grandkids. He remained active in his faith at Clear Lake United Methodist Church.
A Memorial service will be held 11am Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Clear Lake United Methodist Church – reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, you might also consider a donation to the Bay Area Turning Point or the education fund for Ron Bartosh grandchildren’s education expenses (gofundme site).


  1. We were shocked to hear of Ron’s (and Anita,s) passing. I worked with Ron for years supporting Space Shuttle. He was a great guy!

    Our condo lances to the family

    dennis doherty
  2. I lived next door for many years to Ron and Anita. They were both great neighbors and they were always there to help whenever I needed anything when my husband was away on a work assignment. Ron was often my youngest daughter Kelly’s driver to school when I had early shifts in the medical center. We lost touch over the past few years but they were never forgotten. My love and condolences to all of the children and their families.

    Hope Cuddeback
  3. Ron was a close friend of mine for over 30 years. I worked in the same NASA office with him for several years. During that time we took his two daughters and my two daughters on trips to Winter Park Colorado snow skiing at Christmas and water skiing on Lake Travis and Clear Lake. Anita usually accompanied us on most of the trips. On one of the trips my youngest daughter broke her leg snow skiing and I had to take her to Denver to get a cast. Anita took care of my oldest daughter while we were gone. After the girls grew up and attended different schools we spent less time together but always keep in contact. I have never known a father who devoted more time and effort to his two daughters and his grandchildren. Anita was always Ron’s helping angel.
    Our condolences to all the family members.
    Elmer Taylor
    Doodie Taylor

    Elmer Taylor
  4. Although I didn’t work with Ron in NASA budget, I knew him. We were pleased to go out for lunch several times with Ron and Anita and two other budget couples after we all had retired. Ron and I often sat together at the monthly NASA retiree breakfasts where he would tell me about how pleased he was with his grand-kid’s progress. Great guy – we’ll miss him at the breakfasts.

    Our condolences to all their family.

    Bob and Frankie Sampson

    Robert Sampson
  5. I worked with Ron in the Apollo Spacecraft Project Office (ASPO) and he was a deicated, great worker, and helpful guy to work with. We talked about our Apollo experiences, and he reminded me he was proud of being the longest serving guy in ASPO. He was always helpful and a great guy. Always enjoyed our times talking at NASA retirees breakfast in League City..I’ll miss him.

    My condolences to his family.
    Jerry Goodman

    Jerry Goodman
  6. It was truly an honor and pleasure for me to have worked with Ron in support of the JSC SR&QA Office for many years. Ron was such an extremely thorough and helpful gentleman, always ready to work with you to get the job done right and in an expeditious manner. In recent years I enjoyed often seeing Ron while shopping at Kroger where we would always spend time sharing our faith in Jesus with one another. I will miss him very much but look forward to seeing him again in God’s presence.

    My sincere condolences to all the family members.
    Richard (Dick) Cummings

    Richard (Dick) Cummings
  7. Very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I did not know Anita very well.

    I met Ron when he first came to work at JSC, before the center was built, we occupied rented offices in the Gulfgate area near I-45 and Woodridge Blvd. Then, we worked in the same organization. I remember one conversation during a coffee break when we were talking about cars and horsepower. Ron said while the Ford had more horsepower than Chevy, Chevy’s horses were bigger. Great sense of humor.

    Bill Pratt
  8. I’m so. Very sorry for the passi g of Ron. I knew him a history sisters growing g up in Taft. Actually I like ed next door to the Bartoshs for me y yrs.

    If Either of the daughters read this please contact me at 361 816 9061 I would love to cat h up.
    Lynne Lavender

    Lynne Lavender
  9. My name is Meredith Kathleen and I am Ron and Anita’s youngest daughter- dad’s “baby girl,” he would laughingly call me at times. I’d like to think all of you for your kind words about my parents. My father was the best father any girl could ask for, and my stepmother took me on as her own child when I was a fourth grader. And I am now almost 50. Wonderful beautiful souls, both of them. This tragedy was so shockingly horrific to all, and described by all- including myself- as “out of character. “ all who knew my father knew him to be a humanitarian and a giant among men, one who was respected and admired by all who knew him. Within the community and his church home, as well as within our family, my dad and stepmother devoted all of their time attention and love to development of individual lives. I welcome the opportunity to speak with each of you more individually, if you are available and willing, it would be very much appreciated. Please contact me at Our family thanks you tremendously for all of your love, kind words and support during this difficult time of healing and working our way through grief. Truly, they will forever remain in our hearts and souls as two of the greatest blessings ever known- to any of us – in our lives.

    Crowder Funeral Home - Clear Lake

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