Ronald L. Bruni, 90, of Kersey, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2023 with his family by his side following a brief illness.
He was born March 24, 1933, in Ridgway, son of the late Bruno and Lillian Teston Bruni of Byrndale. He was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Jay Township High School in 1951. In 1953 he was drafted to the United States Army and served two years during the Korean War. He was awarded several medals and commendations and rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class.
On July 16, 1955 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, he married the late Barbara J. Hanes, who preceded him in death on July 29, 2011. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Bruni and a sister, Sharleen Guido both of Byrndale.
Ron is survived by two children, John Bruni of Treasure Lake and Cheryl (Douglas) McAlee of Kersey ; three grandchildren: Christian McAlee of Ridgway, Austin McAlee of Conway, SC, and Jillian Bruni-Crytser of Treasure Lake; and his sister, Janet Pretti of Penfield.
Ron was a lifelong employee of Airco Speer/Carbon where he worked for 37 years. He concluded his employment as the General Manager of Building 600. He was a member of the American Legion and his hobbies included sports and outdoor activities. He was a longtime “true-blue” Dodger fan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and will be remembered for his garden which he tended for over 25 years. Its bounty was not only enjoyed by his family but many friends and neighbors shared in its abundance.
Private funeral services for immediate and extended family will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeffery Noble officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the Fox Township Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Force.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Amercan Legion Post 511, 198 Skyline Drive, Dagus Mines, PA 15832 or to a favorite charity of one’s choosing.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.