James W. Shirley Funeral Home
Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | March 24, 2020
Ronald Joseph Pastor, 84, of Penn Township, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 23, 2020 after a long illness. He was born January 1, 1936 in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Anna (Dzama) Pastor. Prior to his retirement, Ronald was a quality control inspector for the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory for 42 years where he worked on the reactor for the first nuclear submarine, the USS NAUTILUS. He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, loved spending time with his family and was an avid Steelers fan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially at his hunting camp in Tionesta, woodworking, golfing, and bowling. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mildred J. Potoma Pastor; sons, Robert (Kathy) Pastor, Daniel (Lisa) Pastor; daughters, Rhonda Sonson, Marianne (Tom) Simko, Sherry (Kevin) Kozlowski; brother, John "Jack" (Evelyn) Pastor; grandchildren, Emily, Josh, Joseph, Anthony, Christine, Jennifer, Tommy, Drake, Grant, Michael, Steven; and nine great-grandchildren. Service and interment are private for family only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Foundation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published March 24, 2020.
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