Attorney Ronald J. Wydo Esq., 80, of Hanover Twp., passed away Friday at Hampton House, Hanover Twp., surrounded by his loving family.
Attorney Wydo served the Hanover Area professionally and in volunteer community service roles over many years. Quiet and modest, he made a major impact on many lives.
Ron was born in Warrior Run on Sept. 13, 1936. He was the son of the late Joseph and Anne (Pehala) Wydo.
Ron was a graduate of Hanover Area High School, class of 1954. He continued his education at University of Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law and passed his bar in Maryland, Washington. DC and Pennsylvania.
Ron served his country with the U.S. Air Force, as an airman first class, from 1955 to 1959. He served two years in Japan.
On returning to the Wyoming Valley, Ron was a teacher of business law at Wilkes College and he served as an assistant district attorney and as a public defender for Luzerne County. He then entered into private practice, specializing in criminal law.
He served as solicitor for Hanover Area School Board and later Hanover Twp., where he was appointed township manager, the post from which he retired.
He was a proud member of the AMVETS and Catholic War Veterans, Post 274, where he served as adjutant. Ron was instrumental in founding Warrior Run/Askam Little League and active in the Lions Club, Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, youth hockey and the Hanover Township Ambulance Association. Ronald was a member of the Wyoming Valley Country Club. Golf was one of his true passions. Most of all Ronald was a hands-on true family man who adored his wife, children and grandchildren. He was so proud of all their accomplishments throughout the years. He was a devout Roman Catholic and had a deep love for his community. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Ronald is survived by his wife, whom he dearly loved, the former Jeanette Evans; daughters, Shelby Wydo and Shyanne Wydo, Wilkes-Barre; sons, David Wydo, Wilkes-Barre, and Dr. Michael Wydo and his wife, Diana,California; grandchildren, Brock Michael Wydo, Juliet Wydo and Jacob Kwiatkowski; sisters, Barbara Wydo, Warrior Run, and Bonnie Baliker and her husband Michael, Sugar Notch; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and sisters-in-law, Carol and Ellen Evans.
The family would like to thank long time physicians and friends, Dr. James Butkofski and Dr. Janusz Wolanin for their care and compassion shown to Ronald through his times of need. They would also like to thank the many wonderful people, too numerous to mention, for their genuine kindness to Ronald.
Relatives and friends are invited to attended his Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church 226 South Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 North Main Street, Ashley.
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Published by Citizens Voice on Apr. 24, 2017.