Ronald W. "Beast" Richards, age 48, of White Oak, died May 25, 2018, at home. Born June 22, 1969, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Ronald W. Richards and Geri (Bach) Anderson.
Ron was currently working at Papa Rocks Pizza Pub of Monroeville, where he was the kitchen manager. He also worked at Anna Bellas in Delmont, Smokey bones, Grande Pizza and many other restaurants. Ron was a graduate of Norwin High School Class of 1987 and he graduated from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in 1990. Ron was professional wrestler for over 20 years with the NWA East/Pro Wrestling Express, he was known as the "Beast." He was co/owner of ETC Catering & BBQ, with his partner Clint Carson. He acted in Squishy Films, 13 Score, Banshee, and Jack Reacher. Ron was also co-founder of Aura Paranormal. In addition to his mother, Ron is survived by his sister, Annie (William) Bacon; brother, Steve (Bonnie) Richards; nieces, Stefanie Batchelor, Desiree Fruehan, Dede Mesko, Errika Richards, Karli Cibak and Jordan Richards; nephews, Lewis Fuller, Heath Richards, Steve Bacon, Jon Bacon and Tyler Bacon; also many great nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Harry Leroy Anderson. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until the time of service at 8 p.m. Father Matthew Elanjileth will officiate. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Originally published May 27, 2018.