Meadville Tribune

December 3, 2012

Ronald Neubert

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Ronald Neubert, 74, of Liberty Street, Meadville, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at his residence.

He was born April 29, 1938, in Saint Marys, a son of James A. Neubert and Victoria R. Kornacki Neubert. He married Mary Lou Rickrode on May 17, 1958; she survives. They celebrated their golden anniversary on May 17, 2008.

Ron moved to Erie in 1950 where he attended Holy Rosary Grade School and graduated from Cathedral Prep in 1956. Following high school graduation, Ron attended Gannon University.

He moved to Meadville in 1961 to manage Dean Phipps Auto Store. His other employment included General Electric, Bucyrus-Erie, GTI Saegertown, Steere Dairy, Premier Autoware and he ended up retiring in 2000 from Saint Agatha Roman Catholic Church and Seton School, which was the best job of this life being around all the young people and watching them mature.

Ron was a past grand knight of Knights of Columbus’ Meadville Council 388 from 1967 to 1979, was active in Saint Agatha Men’s Club, Seton PTO, helped start Seton Bingo which was instrumental in keeping Seton School open, served on Seton School Board, was on the parish finance council for 30 years and served as lector and usher at St. Agatha’s 11:30 Mass.

In addition to his many church and school duties, he was an active member with AA for 27 years and an institutional representative for Troop and Pack 209 for many years, which included serving on the French Creek Council.

In addition to his loving wife, Mary Lou, of 54 years, he is survived by his children, Renee Travaglini and her husband, Joe, Rhonda Cavaliere and her husband Carl, Ron Jr. and his wife, Theresa, Ray Neubert, and Ryan Neubert and his wife, Jill; grandchildren, to whom he was always known as Papa, Matt, Tori, Emily, David, Leticia, Joshua, Jacob, Nick, Ben, Nathan and Matthew; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and Ted; and a sister, Sandy.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 2 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a prayer vigil service to be held at 6 p.m., at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Saint Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine St., Meadville, with Father Matthew Kujawinski, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will follow in Saint Agatha Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Per family request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ron’s memory to Seton School, 385 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, Pa. 16508.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Ron’s Book of Memories online at