Ronald T. (Ted) Cassels, 70, of 16678 Boot Jack Rd., Ridgway died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born February 9, 1943 in Spring Run, Jay Township, son of the late William L. and Mildred A. (Wheeler) Cassels.
He had resided in Ridgway and was a former Spring Run resident. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and rides in the woods. He was an organ donor who wanted to help others. He had been employed by Pepsi, Powdered Metals, Exotic Metals, and IPM.
He is survived by a son, Dave Cassels and his fiancee Carol Dempsey of Ridgway; a daughter, Ronda Smith and her husband Doral of Greenock; his significant other, Joann Mahaney of Ridgway; 10 grandchildren, Adam, Austin, and Leah Smith, Kayla Richards, Derick Schloder, Sheena, Jessica, and T.J. Stefano, and Nicole, Tiffany, and Fallon Mahaney; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerald Cassels and his wife Darlene of St. Marys; a sister, Beverly Gribbin and her husband Edward of Jacksonville, Fla.; four nieces and nephews; and his ex-wife, Linda Cassels of Daguscahonda.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service for Ronald T. (Ted) Cassels will be held at the Book Jack Grange on Tuesday, June 18 at 11 a.m.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.