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Ronald A. Posteraro | 60

April 21, 1961 - September 26, 2021

Ronald A. Posteraro, 60, of McDonald, PA and formerly of St. Marys, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021, peacefully at his home with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with his brief illness.

He was born April 21, 1961, in St. Marys, son of the late Samuel and Naomi Berardi Posteraro. Ron was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1979 and continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh where he studied Metallurgical Engineering. He was an employee of the Naval Nuclear Laboratory as Principal Engineer Materials Application and Product Assurance and was well loved and respected by his colleagues.

On February 6, 1999, in Latrobe, Ronald married Namthip Pongudompean, who survives.

He is also survived by one son: Aaron Posteraro of South Fayette Township, PA; two brothers: Joseph Posteraro (Patty) of St. Marys and Denny Posteraro (Donna) of St. Marys; by six nieces and nephews: Stephanie Posteraro, Celeste Wilson, Melanie Brouse, Erica Hayes, Lynn Pahl, and Mark Posteraro; and by many great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

Ron was a member of St. Alphonsus Church. He enjoyed camping and all outdoor activities especially with his son and close friends. He was dedicated to his work but always had time to spend with his family that he loved.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Kevin Holland, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish, 103 Church Road, Imperial, PA 15126, or to the City Mission, Hope for the Homeless, 84 West Wheeling Street, Washington, PA 15301.

Events

Visitation

September 30, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

October 1, 2021
10:00 am
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

October 1, 2021
11:00 am
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall

10 Comments

  1. I want to take a few moments to remember my vibrant, bright light of an uncle: Ron Posteraro. I’ve been beyond blessed to have such a figure in my life, who has always been so supportive in my path from childhood to today in what drives my passions as I move about the world. Uncle Ron has been here for me since my birth, having been one of the most dear friends to my father, Mark Rosner, who treated him as a brother. I remember Uncle Ron throughout my childhood – his hearty laugh, his inquisitiveness, his jokes with my father. They were well-found friends and through this relationship was I blessed with a thoughtful and caring uncle. Uncle Ron was there for my graduation from high school, and he and Namthip have been a wonderful presence to my father who is also ill. I know how greatly appreciative my father has been to continue to have Ron and Namthip in his life, in which they shared with him much love. I personally have many lovely memories together with Uncle Ron, Auntie Namthip and Aaron – times of laughter and joy around the table. Thank you so much for loving me, Uncle Ron. I am heartbroken by this loss, but I will forever cherish his memory and hold it high with the light of a candle. Baruch dayan ha’emet. Sending much love and support to Namthip, Aaron & the Posteraro family.

  2. Our deepest sympathy and sorrow for the loss of a true friend with a heart of gold who always made us smile. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you all.

  3. Our deepest sympathy and sorrow for the loss of a kindhearted true friend with a heart of gold, who always made us smile. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to Namthip, Aaron, and the Posteraro family.

  4. My heartfelt condolences to Namthip (P Jeab) and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dear Posteraro Family,
    May the good memories see you through the difficult times ahead.
    I met Ron in the 1980s when I moved to St. Marys and we became good friends. Some fun memories includes the road trips in his Impala, his love of technology and of course AC/DC and Judas Priest. Ron was one of the Ushers in my wedding in 1992.
    I had noticed that a previous memory on the Tribute Wall mentioned “Lek” which also happens to be the nickname he came up with for me.
    Thank you Ron for being a great friend.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Aaron during this difficult period.
    RIP Ron!

  7. My heartfelt condolences to the Posteraro family. Ron and I were childhood buddies and had a lot of good times together growing up in the old neighborhood and playing sports. RIP Ron.

  8. My deeply condolences to Namtip and families, may him Rest In Peace.

  9. Our condolences for your loss!
    Ron was a great friend, father and husband 🌹🌹

  10. Bethy and I are truly saddened by this news. May God bless you all.

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