Ronald Howard Gerwig, 76, of Zelienople passed away Friday at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital after a short illness.
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Born on Dec. 21, 1937, he grew up in the "Swamp Poodle" section of Harmony and was the son of the late Howard and Mabel Gerwig.
Mr. Gerwig retired from the Metso/Svedala (Dravo) Corp. on Neville Island, where he loved working as a sales executive for more than 25 years. A trained mechanical draftsman, he also worked at Halstead Industries in Zelienople before going into sales.
He enjoyed golfing, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his son, Trev Ronald Gerwig and his wife, Jocelyn, of Seven Fields; his daughter, Ashley Thaw Gerwig of Seven Fields; and his infant granddaughter, Nora Olivia Gerwig, who he adored.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Barbara "Bobbie" Gerwig, who passed away in 2005. The two met at Zelienople High School and had been a couple and best friends since 1955. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Duane "Hose" Gerwig.
Gerwig - Services for Ronald Howard Gerwig, who passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, will be private by his family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Southwest Butler Food Cupboard, 557 Perry Highway, Harmony, PA 16037 or to the Zelienople Community Park, c/o Friends of the Park Community Park Association, Inc., P.O. Box 142, Zelienople, PA 16063.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Boylan Funeral Home, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Mr. Gerwig's family at www.boylanfuneralhome.com
Boylan Funeral Home
324 E. Grandview Ave
Zelienople, PA 16063
Published in Butler Eagle on June 9, 2014