Celebrating the life of Ronald J. Walter, Sr.
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Walters, Ronald J., Sr. – 75 of Portage, passed away at home on June 27, 2023. He was born on May 3, 1948 in Altoona. Ron was the son of Irene (Reese) and Calvin Walters. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother: Jerry Walters and his sister-in-law: and his pal: Rhonda George.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 51 years: Lee Emma (George) Walters of Portage. The two were married on June 17, 1972. He is also survived by their children: Renee wife of Thomas Kick of McClure, Pa; Ronald J. Walters, Jr. of Portage and Melissa “Missy” wife of Michael Huber of Altoona, grandchildren: Devin Kick and wife Haley, Caitlyn Kick, Conner and Aubrey Huber and great grandchildren: Paisley and Brantley Kick.
Ron was the brother of Bonnie wife of Pat Black and Nancy wife of Gabe Dively, all of Blue Knob and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Ron was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran who served his Country proudly. Ron received the following military honors: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals, Army Commendation Medal and a Bronze Star Medal. He was a retired Inspector for Penn Metal Fabricators Inc. Ron was a member of the Benscreek Social and Citizens Club, Benscreek Wildlife Association and the Portage Moose. He enjoyed hunting, horseshoes, bowling, trips to casinos and lottery tickets. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. Most important to Ron was his wife Lee Emma and their family.
A celebration of life service and committal will be private to the immediate family. The Walters Family is being served by the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc.
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