Ronald “Ron” DeLauter, 69 of East Rochester, unexpectedly passed away at his home on Friday, February 5, 2021.
Ron was the son of the late Ronald and Margaret (Riley) DeLauter. Ron was born on September 29, 1951 in Rochester. He was a devoted husband to Valerie (Olshanski) DeLauter for 39 years.
Ron was preceded in death by his friend and brother, Leyton DeLauter.
He also survived by his siblings Karen Knapp of Economy, Dennis (Carol) DeLauter of New Sewickley Township, Bridget (Vince) Hasson of Chippewa Township, Janie (Frank) Bartoroni of New Brighton. Most of all, he will be missed by his children, Desiree (Brad) Kelly of Bellmawr, NJ, Ronald (Ashley) DeLauter of Upper St. Clair Township, Jenna (Jimmy) Ziomek of New York City, Natalie (Henry) Riggs of Leetsdale, and Zachary (Olivia) DeLauter of Tampa, FL. He cherished his time with all of his grandchildren every chance he got. He will also be missed by all of his nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ron was raised in Bradford Park and was a graduate of Ambridge High School in 1970. He went on to serve in the United States Navy and was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Norfolk, VA and Philadelphia, PA. After his honorable discharge, Ron went on to work at ARCO and Nova Chemical, until his retirement.
He loved his camp in President Township and will miss the friends he made there and in Tiduote, PA where he hunted and fished for decades. He was a member of the Monaca PNA, Monaca American Legion, and Ambridge Class of 1970 Reunion Committee. His love ran deep for the Pittsburgh Steelers, attending two Super Bowls and numerous games.
The family would like to thank his friend Pete of more than 40 years for his friendship to Ron.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the SIMPSON FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 WASHINGTON AVENUE, MONACA followed by a funeral service and full military honors on Wednesday at 11:00 am.
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