Ronald Zupsic, 67, of Center Township, passed away at his residence on Wednesday morning, September 24, 2014, of complications due to a stroke.Born March 18, 1947, in Rochester, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna Catherine (Shetek) Zupsic. A member of the first graduating class of Center High School in 1965, he was a member football team and was crowned Center High School’s first football king. After graduating from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Ron gained employment as a line service technician for Atlantic Aviation Services at Pittsburgh International Airport, Moon Township, where he worked until his illness. He also simultaneously worked at King’s Pool and Spa in Monaca.Ron will be remembered as loyal, hard-working and dedicated. He was kind-hearted, compassionate, and generous to a fault. He loved animals of all types and enjoyed Croatian music. When Ron was younger he played the prim, a soprano instrument, with the Monaca Jr. Tamburitzans.He will be sadly missed by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 45 years, Linda Harcher Zupsic, who dedicated her life to caring for him during his illness. Ron also leaves two sisters, Rose Radosh of Center Township and Joanne (Pat) Pietrandrea of Chippewa Township; five brothers, Bob (Patty) Zupsic, Tom (Carol) Zupsic, Joe (Helen) Zupsic, Ed (Ruth) Zupsic, and Nick (Sally) Zupsic, all of Center Township; a sister-in-law, Marge (Jim) Meriwether of Bergholz, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Andrew Harcher of Monaca; his father-in-law, Andrew Harcher of Center Township along with numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by an infant daughter and infant son, a brother, Steven Zupsic; a sister, Anna Mae (Wally) Lavery; his mother-in-law, Mary Jane Harcher and a brother-in-law, Nick Radosh.Friends will be received Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where a blessing service will be offered Saturday at 10 a.m. with Fr. Martin Bartel, OMB.Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of VITAS Hospice for the compassionate care Ron received during his illness.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.