Ronald J. Funk

Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | September 18, 2023

Ronald J. Funk, 85, of White Oak, formerly of West Mifflin, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. A retired electrician from U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, he began his career at the Homestead Works and later worked at the former Graphic Controls in Wilmerding. Following his retirement, he did electrical work and consulting at Astley Precision in Irwin, and was always available to help friends and people in the community with their electrical needs. He was a 1956 graduate of Duquesne High School, and member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph Church in Duquesne.

Born in Duquesne, June 6, 1938, he was a son of the late Jerome and Agnes (Manns) Funk, and beloved husband of 63 years of the late Patricia (Dancak) Funk, who died July 15, 2023. He is the father of Thomas (Kirsten Pastrick) Funk of North Huntingdon, Diane (Peter) Mills of Naples, FL, and the late Cindy Funk Bates who died Dec. 4, 2021; grandfather of Jim (Tiffany) Bates of Grindstone, Amie (Kevin) Mills Odom of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Claire (Blake) Mills Mulholland of Cape Coral, FL; and great grandfather of Sophia Mae Bates and Olivia Mulholland. He also is survived by sister-in-law, Alberta "Bertie" (late Rich) Webb of West Mifflin, formerly of Duquesne; nephews; great nieces and nephews; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, David (late Barbara) Funk. The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful, compassionate care and loving efforts of his caregivers, especially Linda, Flo and Alyssa.

Ron was a wealth of knowledge and was eager to share that knowledge and other stories with anyone who would listen. He and Pat traveled to many areas of the country, enjoyed trips to the beach and camping when the family was young, and he loved fishing with his son and grandson during trips to Rice Lake and other fishing holes.

Friends will be received Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. A Blessing will be offered at the funeral home Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Nick Mastrangelo as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions to the local chapter of the National Kidney Foundation, 2403 Sidney St., Suite 205, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203; or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD, 21741.

Originally published September 18, 2023.

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