Ronald Neubert

Ronald Neubert, 74, of Liberty Street, Meadville, passed away, Monday, December 3, 2012 at his residence. He was born April 29, 1938 in Saint Marys, Pennsylvania a son of James A. Neubert and Victoria R. Kornacki Neubert. He married Mary Lou Rickrode on May 17, 1958, she survives. They celebrated there golden anniversary on May 17, 2008. Ron moved to Erie in 1950 where he attended Holy Rosary Grade School and graduated from Cathedral Prep in 1956. Following high school graduation, Ron attended Gannon University. He moved to Meadville in 1961 to manage Dean Phipps Auto Store, his other employment included General Electric, Bucyrus-Erie, GTI Saegertown, Steere Dairy, Premier Autoware, and he ended up retiring in 2000 from Saint Agatha Roman Catholic Church and Seton School, which was the best job of this life being around all the young people and watching them mature. Ron was a past Grand Knight of Council 388 from 1967-1979, he was active in Saint Agatha men's club, Seton P.T.O, he helped start Seton Bingo which was instrumental in keeping Seton School open, he served on Seton School Board, was on the parish finance council for 30 years, and served at lectorer and usher at 11:30 mass. In addition to his many church and school duties he was an active member with A.A. for 27 years and an Institutional Representative for troop and pack 209 for many years, which included serving on the French Creek Council. In addition to his loving wife, Mary Lou of 54 years he is survived by his children, Renee Travaglini and her husband Joe, Rhonda Cavaliere and her husband Carl, Ron, Jr. and his wife Theresa, Ray Neubert, and Ryan Neubert and his wife Jill; grandchildren who he was always knows as Papa to; Matt, Tori, Emily, David, Leticia, Joshua, Jacob, Nick, Ben, Nathan, and Matthew; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and Ted; and a sister, Sandy. Family and friends are welcome to call on Wednesday, December 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer vigil service to be held at 6:00 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine Street, Meadville, with Father Matthew Kujawinski, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Saint Agatha Cemetery, West Mead Township. Per family request in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Ron's memory to Seton School, 385 Pine Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or , 2115 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508. Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Ron's Book of Memories online at

Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 4, 2012