Ronald Joseph Carretta, 68, of Canton, and formerly of Alliance, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 7:25 p.m. at Aultman Compassionate Care Center. Born on February 6, 1945 in Alliance, he lived in Alliance most of his life. He recently moved back to the Alliance area after living in Sarasota, Florida for ten years. Ronald was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and received his certification for electrician from Kent State University. He retired from American Steel Foundry, where he was employed as a millwright. Mr. Carretta was a member of the VFW
Auxiliary while living in Florida. Ron loved animals, and in his past-time, he enjoyed golfing and spending time with his friends. Survivors include his daughter, Renee Carretta of Sarasota, FL; his son, Keith Carretta of Bolivar; his grandson, Benjamin Carretta; his father, Americo Carl Carretta of Stow; and three sisters, Valerie Degenhard of Canton, Tamara Hassler of Damascus and Lynnette Gennett of Canton. Preceding him in death was his wife, Kay Carretta; and his mother, Helen (Znosko) Featherson. The family will receive friends at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Stark County Humane Society, www.starkhumane.org
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Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, 1000 S. Union Avenue, Alliance, Ohio 44601. This obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent to the family online at www.sharerfuneralhome.com.