Ronald E. Radaelli, 77, formerly of the Million Dollar Highway, died on Friday, June 28, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following an illness of the past year.
He was born June 29, 1935 in Coal Hollow, a son of the late Pietro and Augusta Palazzi Radaelli.
On March 2, 1957 in Brandy Camp, he married the late Anna Bella Johnson Radaelli, who preceded him in death on February 25, 2009.
Mr. Radaelli was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Kersey High School, class of 1953. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church. He owned and operated Radaelli's with his wife and sons and greatly enjoyed electronics. He also enjoyed trips to the casino, watching the weather and spending time with his family. He was also a member of the P.F.L. and the Elks Club.
He is survived by two daughters, Lori, Mrs. Rick Wehler of St. Marys and Missy, Mrs. Ed Herbstritt of St. Marys; four sons, Randy Radaelli of St. Marys, Dan Radaelli and his companion Darlene Thomas of St. Marys, Jim Radaelli, of St. Marys and Steve Radaelli and his companion Geo Glen of Lakeland, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Justin Wehler and Travis Wehler, Curtis Wehler and his wife Erin, Roni Wehler, Mandy, Mrs. Andy Fisher , Casey, Codey and Sierra Radaelli, Jacinda Pistner and Megan Herbstritt and Shawn Thomas; five great-grandchildren Marah, Luke, Cole and Jake Wehler, Jaedyn Johnston, Spencer Squires and Kane Sutton and one baby granddaughter on the way.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Pam Radaelli.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald E. Radaelli will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 325 Center Street in St. Marys, on Monday, July 1, 2013 at noon with Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., as celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St. in St. Marys on Monday from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Burial will be in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 325 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com