Ronald J. Gardlock of 2510 S. Neshannock Road, Hermitage, passed away at 8:01 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, in the emergency room of Sharon Regional Health System after an extended illness. He was 75.
Mr. Gardlock was born July 1, 1938, in Brookville, Pa., a son of George C. Daugherty and Anna Geraldine Clinger Gardlock Daugherty.
He was a 1956 graduate of Farrell High School and served in the Army in 1962 and 1963.
Ronald had worked as a welder for 30 years at the former Container Products in Masury and had also been employed at the former Rotell’s Tire in Farrell and the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.
He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima-St.Ann’s Catholic Church in Farrell.
Ronald belonged to the National Rifle Association and Mercer County Sheriff’s Association.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, working on cars, going to flea markets and watching John Wayne movies and classic westerns.
His wife, the former Catherine E. Lazor, whom he married Aug. 19, 1967, survives at home.
Also surviving are his son, Brian J. Gardlock, Hermitage; his sister, Mary Margaret “Peggy” Dolata and her husband Walter, Hermitage; his brother, Gerald Daugherty and his wife Marianne, Brookfield; a special cousin, Jeanette “Nettie” Gardlock, Brookville; and several nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed by his faithful dog, Sadie, and his cat, Socks.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William A. and Richard T. Gardlock.
Ronald J., 75, of 2510 S. Neshannock Road, Hermitage.
Calling hours: Friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (7-11-13) in HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net
Service: Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday (7-12-13) in at Our Lady of Fatima-St.Ann’s Church, Farrell, with the Rev. Donald E. Berdis, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: Mount Washington Cemetery, Jefferson Township.