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Ronald Neubert, 74, of Liberty Street, Meadville, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at his residence. He was born April 29, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late James A. Neubert and Victoria Kornacki Neubert. On May 17, 1958 he married Mary Lou Rickrode, who survives. They celebrated their golden anniversary on May 17, 2008.
Ron moved to Erie in 1950, where he attended Holy Rosary Grade School, and graduated from Cathedral Prep in 1956. Following high school graduation, Ron attended Gannon University.
He moved to Meadville in 1961 to manage Dean Phipps Auto Store. His other employment included General Electric, Bucyrus-Erie, GTI Saegertown, Steere Dairy, Premier Autoware, and he ended up retiring in 2000 from Saint Agatha Roman Catholic Church and Seton School, which was the best job of his life being around all the young people and watching them mature.
Ron was a past Grand Knight of Council 388 from 1967-1969. He was active in St. Agatha men's club, Seton P.T.O., and he helped start Seton bingo, which was instrumental in keeping Seton School open. He served on Seton School Board, was on the parish finance council for 30 years, and served as lectorer and usher at 11:30 Mass.
In addition to his many church and school duties, he was an active member with A.A. for 26 years and an Institutional Representative for Troop and Pack 209 for many years, which included serving on the French Creek Council.
In addition to his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Lou, he is survived by his children, Renee Travaglini and her husband Joe, Rhonda Cavaliere and her husband Carl, Ron Jr. and his wife Theresa, Ray Neubert, and Ryan Neubert and his wife Jill; his granchildren, to whom he was always known as "Papa": Matt, Tori, Emily, David, Leticia, Joshua, Jacob, Nick, Ben, Nathan, and Matthew; several great-granchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Ted; and a sister, Sandy.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Ronald Neubert on Dec. 7.
Per the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ron's memory to Seton School, 385 Pine St., Meadville, PA 16335; or to the American Cancer Society, 2115 West 38th St., Erie, PA 16508.