Ronald N. Cafrelli
April 4, 1937 – November 13, 2019
Ronald Nick Cafrelli, 82, of Hopewell Township, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, with his loving wife of 63 years, Carol, by his side. Ron was born on April 4, 1937, in the family home in Aliquippa, PA.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents Nick and Clara Cafrelli. He is also preceded in death by his brother John Vidmar and sisters Elizabeth Saffer, Helen Bedekovich and Mary Genevieve Zulick.
Ron is survived by his brothers William (Patricia) Cafrelli of Center Township, David (Carol) Cafrelli of Emerald Isle, NC, and his beloved baby sister Beatrice (Patrick) Masterson of Hopewell Township. Ron will be forever in the hearts of his son Steven (Rebekah) Cafrelli of Mt. Joy, PA, and daughter Diana (Carl) Erhart of Colleyville, TX. Ron is now watching over his precious grandchildren Matthew Cafrelli of Josephine, TX, Lauren Cafrelli of Astoria, NY, and Ashley (Gabriel) Pinchev of Dallas, TX. “Un” will be deeply missed by his nieces Alicia (Rodney) Allen of Aliquippa, and Nicole (Joseph) Ozimok and his grand-niece Alexis Ozimok and grand-nephew Joseph Ozimok, of Hopewell Township. Ron will also be missed by his many other nieces and nephews.
Ron was employed as a supervisor in the Blast Furnace Department of J&L/LTV Steel Corporation for many years. After retiring from LTV, he began his second career as an Independent Consultant in IT for Ogden Allied and Wang Laboratories in Northern Virginia. Ron will be missed by so many for his huge personality, his warm loving nature, and his infectious laughter that made everyone feel happy. He was so very proud of all the children whose lives he touched.
“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men, and the love of little children; Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it; Who has left the world better than he found it, Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; Whose life was an inspiration; Whose memory a benediction.” — Bessie Anderson Stanley
Friends will be received Monday November 18, 2019 from Noon until time of service at 3pm at Saul-Gabauer Funeral Home, Inc., 273 Route 68, Rochester, (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park). Online condolences may be shared at www.saul-gabauer.com
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
- St. Jude Research Hospital
- Visitation Monday, November 18, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, November 18, 2019
- Military Honors Monday, November 18, 2019
Ronald N. Cafrelli
Mary Anne Lauer
November 15, 2019
I only worked with Ron five years but Ed worked with him longer and kept in touch regularly. He was never without a smile and always patient and kind to everyone even those who were quite demanding. We had days when the systems didn't quite work as they were supposed to but we struggled together and Ron remained calm. He was often in severe pain with his gout but he worked through it and no on knew except we few. He was one of the kindest, gentlest people I have ever known and I have missed him. Now he is in the arms of his Heavenly Father, pain-free, and I will see him again. Ron, peace be with you. Carol, we grieve with you. Ed and Mary Anne Lauer