Ronald Paul Augustitus, 85, died suddenly Sept. 4 at his residence at Parkplace in Denver.
He was the son of Peter Paul Augustitus and Dorothy Riddle of Taylor, Pennsylvania, where he was born.
He went to high school at Rome Free Academy in Rome, N.Y. and then studied at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Shortly after graduating, he married Virginia Regina Valcourt of Puerto Rico. He served in the U.S. Navy from June 1955 through 1957.
He lived in Puerto Rico while working at Arthur Anderson accounting firm until returning to the mainland when he began working for IBM. He initially lived in Vestal, N.Y. until moving to Darien, where he lived for many years until retiring to Cape Cod.
He moved to Denver in 2011 to be close to his family. Ron was a beloved grandfather, father, father-in-law, uncle and friend.
He is survived by his daughter, Virginia Karen Augustitus, her husband, George Louis Sfirri, Jr. and granddaughter, Graciella Sfirri. His wife Virginia Regina Valcourt predeceased him in 1997.
There will be a celebration of life held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Parkplace Auditorium, 111 Emerson St., Denver, CO 80218. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.