Ronald J. Gretz
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It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Ronald J. Gretz, DC, announces his passing following a year long battle with multiple myeloma.

Dr. Gretz, 80, of Washington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Manorcare in McMurray.

He was born on July 16, 1938 in Clairton to Joseph and Helen Miscik Gretz who preceded him in death.

On August 29, 1964 he married Anita Walsh who survives. They celebrated 54 years of marriage.

Dr. Gretz was a veteran, having served his country for four years in the United States Navy. During his time in the service, Dr. Gretz was with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, and worked first hand with low pressure chamber/high altitude training for future space programs. He had the unique experience of being part of space flight preparation and worked directly with fitting the astronauts' flight suits as well as with the space monkey "Baker" prior to its trip into space.

Dr. Gretz was a graduate of Clairton High School in 1957. He did his undergraduate education at Cal State Fullerton, in preparation of attending Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr Gretz graduated from Palmer in the class of 1965 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.

Dr. Gretz was a long time resident of Canonsburg, and served the community for nearly 40 years with his practice of chiropractic. An avid golfer, he was a member of Washington Country Club and then Rolling Hills Country Club. Dr. Gretz was a rated tennis player for many years, was also very fond of fishing, and was a gifted watercolor artist.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his son, Dr. Jeffrey Gretz (Beth) of McMurray; and his daughter, Dr. Laurel K. Pisciottano (Maurice) of Venetia; five grandchildren, Erica and Julia Gretz, Michael, Matthew and Marc Pisciottano; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, LFD, owner/supervisor and Darla A. Tripoli, LFD, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where departing prayers will begin at 11:40 a.m. on Monday, January 21. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Noon in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 317 West Pike Street, Canonsburg. Interment will be private.

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Published in Observer-Reporter from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20, 2019.
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January 11, 2021
Ron and I grew up together on Reed St. in Clairton, Pa.. We were on our championship swimming team at Clairton high School until he graduated in 1957. He was a fantastic Freestyler and won many individual and relay events especially in his last year as we won the WPIAL and Regional Championship titles and placed 6th at state at Penn State. Ron was a very Nice and well mannered guy I had the pleasure of knowing. Amen!
Robert Haramia
January 22, 2019
I wish to send my condolences to the Gretz family. i am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Gretz was a fun guy and could get you better fast. Merett Stockman
January 22, 2019
Ronnie and I grew up on Reed St. in Clairton and later were on the victorious Clairton High School swim team of 1957 that won not only the W.P.I.A.L championship, also the Regional title and 6th at state.Ronnie, rest in Peace. Wolf.
Bob Haramia
January 22, 2019
Deepest condolences to the family was my Dr for years in the 80's one of the best RIP
Tracy Siek
January 21, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Your family has my deepest sympathy.

Robin McFarland
January 20, 2019
Dr Laurel and Family
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. May God grant you all peace.
David & Sandy Allen
January 19, 2019
Ron was a GREAT friend of mine from St. Joseph & Clairton High.My God Bless Him Now.
Joe Sammartino
January 19, 2019

Dr. Jeffrey Gretz so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers r with you and your family. My God bless all of you at this time.
Joyce and Rich Stevenson
January 19, 2019
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Joyce Stevenson
January 19, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Gretz: So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Patients of Dr. J. Gretz
Joe & Debbie Jiblets
January 18, 2019
Dear Jeff and Lori, we're so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Scott & Cindy Pruce
January 18, 2019
Our deepest condolences for your great loss of a wonderful man. He will be deeply missed by many people who loved him for his kindness to them. May he rest in piece.
Juanita Linn
January 18, 2019
Your family is in our prayers.Dr. Jeffrey Fretsz, so sorry for your loss.
Robin Majewski and family.
January 18, 2019
Condolence's to your family. Sorry for your loss. Staff at HCR-ManorCare
Rebecca Reese
January 18, 2019
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Rebecca Reese
January 18, 2019
R. I. P. Such a kind and gentle man..Dr. will be missed. Prayers sent to the family
Iris O'Rourkr
January 18, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. He was on of the good guys. You and your family are in our prayer.

Lisa Grabiak
January 18, 2019
Condolence's to your family. We are so very sorry for your deep loss. May your loved one rest peacefully in Heaven.

Sandy Wasik & Chuck Hollerich
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Sandy Wasik
January 18, 2019
Dr. Gretz was my first chiropractor when I moved to Canonsburg. He always made me feel better. My sympathy to the family.
Angela Minton
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