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Friday, August 14, 2015

Ronald Francis Spadafore, 81, of Warren, PA

Ronald Francis Spadafore
Ronald Spadafore

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. 
US Army Veteran

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 

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with final arrangements.

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