Ronald Michael Skira, 67 of Arnold City, Belle Vernon, PA, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 22, 1952 in Charleroi, PA, son of Michael Skira and Bertha Barch Skira Bilski.
He was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, Monessen, Pa. and former member of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, Fayette City, Pa.
Ronnie was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed going to his camp in Clearcreek, Emporium, Pa. with his hunting buddies; Paul, Floyd, Colby and Seb.. He also enjoyed traveling to Gettysburg and the many trips with the foreign language club at Frazier High School. He was a fifty year member of Star Junction Fish and Game Club and Bobby's Run Hunting and Fishing Club in Emporium, Pa.
He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Allenport Plant as an Overhead Crane Operator. Ronnie was a 1970 graduate of Belle Vernon Area High School.
He is survived by his wifeof 41 years, Beverly Chornak Skira, daughter, Michelle Ann Skira; two sisters, Dolores and Donna Bilski; sister-in-law Michelle Crawford and husband Gary of Greensburg, brother-in-law Michael Chornak and wife Nancy of South Park, Brother-in-law Richard Dando of Newell, mother-in-law Cecilia Chornak and his faithful poodle "Abby". Also survuived by several nieces,nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by parents; step father, Joseph Bilski; two sisters, Marie Bilski Schallenberger and Eleanor "Cookie" Dando.
Friends will be received Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 2 to 8 pm in the Eley-McCrory Funeral Home,Inc., 334 Main Street, Fayette City, PA. www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com
Prayers of Transfer will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 9:30 am followed by a funeral mass at 10 am in Epiphany of Our Lord Church with Rev. Fr. Michael Crookston as celebrant.
Interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Pa.
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