Ronald Francis Spadafore, 81, of Warren, PA., died Friday,
August 14, 2015 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home after
a brief illness. He was born January 20, 1934 in Clermont, PA., to
the late Frank and Marjorie Carlson Spadafore. Ron had been
raised in Lawrence Park, PA., and was a 1951 graduate of
Lawrence Park High School. He attended Penn State University
and graduated in 1955. He had served two years in the U.S.
Army, 313th Army Security Agency Battalion. He worked to
maintain secure radio communication while stationed at Ft.
Bragg, N.C. After his military service, Ron eventually became a
Science Teacher, working at Beaty Junior High School in Warren,
PA. He taught science for many years, before getting certified in
Library Sciences. He then became Librarian at Beaty until his
retirement in 1989. Ron was a lifelong hunting enthusiast, with a
special passion for deer hunting. He was making plans to go
hunting this fall. He was also an avid sporting clays shooter and
member of Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club, and participated in
intermural competitions. As a volunteer he worked at the Warren
County Historical Society and Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club. For
many years, he enjoyed traveling to see his grandchildren, civil
war sites, and National Parks.
Ron is survived by his children – Laura Hilse and husband, Mark
of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Steven Spadafore and partner, Debby
of Lancaster, PA., 2 Grandchildren – Audra Hilse and Kendra
Brickley and husband, Luke all of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1
Sister – Patricia Ewald and husband, William of Ashland, VA.,
longtime friend and companion, Liz Brown of Warren, PA.,
several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann George Spadafore.
Friends may call at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market
Street, Warren, PA., Monday, August 17, 2015 from 5 to 7 P.M.
to share stories and thoughts of Ron. Private interment will be at
the convenience of the family. Those wishing to place memorials
may do so through Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth
Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365, or Hospice of Warren County, 1
Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365, or the Warren Public Library’s
Patricia Spadafore Fund, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365.
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting
www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral
Home, Inc. has been entrusted with final arrangements.