Ronald J. "Tex" Bober, 79, a lifelong resident of Natrona, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at UPMC St. Margaret hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 15, 1942, in Natrona Heights, he was the son of the late Joseph John and Mary Veronica (Bartosiewicz) Bober. Ron was a 1961 graduate of St. Joseph High School and a college graduate of Robert Morris University. He retired in 2006 after working 41 years as a desk sergeant for Harrison Township. He was a member of Guardian Angels Parish, St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Natrona and the Knights of Columbus Council 2602, Natrona. Ron was the president and treasurer of the Polish National Alliance Group 599 Bowling League and a delegate of the PNA, Natrona. He also coached the Natrona Heights Little League baseball team and St. Joseph High School basketball team at one time. He enjoyed golfing with the American Legion Post 48 Natrona league. Ron was an avid sports fan at the Highlands High School basketball and football games. He enjoyed annual trips to Bradenton, Fla., to watch the Pirates spring training with friends. During his time with the Natrona Heights League Association, Ron would coordinate baseball games with the Canadian team in Mississauga and travel to Canada with the team. Ron cheered on the Steelers at several Super Bowl games that he traveled to. He loved his dog, Roxy, and also rescued four cats and helped feed the neighborhood cats. Survivors include two sisters, Marcia Stiner, of Brackenridge, and Patricia Bober (Dean) Eichen, of Cambridge Springs; five nieces, Renea (Ron) Ehrlich, of Natrona, Lori Wisniewski, of Natrona, Jana (Brian) Gant, of Newport News, Va., Jennifer Stiner, of Brackenridge, and Jodi Gacci, of Tarentum; several great-nieces and great-nephews, including his great-nephew, Jordan R. Ehrlich, who was his caregiver since 2013; and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Diane L. (Bober) Wisniewski; and his nephew, Michael A. Wisniewski. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 2 Pine St., Natrona, where a blessing service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, 48 Spruce St., Natrona. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. The Knights of Columbus will hold a service at 6 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Ron's memory may be made to the Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 730 Church St., New Kensington, PA 15068. To share an online condolence, please visit www.ajakfh.com
Published by The Valley News Dispatch on Nov. 24, 2021.