SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Ronald F. Dexter, 65, of Sharon, formerly a longtime resident of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, August 19, 2021, in Sharon Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Dexter was born December 16, 1955, in New Castle, a son of the late Kenneth and Carole (Schrantz) Dexter.
He was a 1973 graduate of the Lawrence Co. Career and Technical School.
Since 1992, Ron has been employed by ECM, Hermitage, where he began as a machinist and retired as a Cad Cam manager in 2019.
Ron was of the Catholic faith.
An avid Pittsburgh sports fan, Ron also enjoyed spending time outdoors trout fishing, traveling and spending time with his dog, Max. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
His wife, Caryl Dexter, whom he married January 30, 2006, survives at home in Sharon.
Also surviving are two daughters, Cheri (Robert) Walker of West Pittsburg and Cynthia (Kevin Kelley) Dexter of New Castle; two stepsons, Ryan (Jolynn) Rodemoyer of Moon Township, Pennsylvania and Eric (Melissa Martinez) Rodemoyer; a stepdaughter, Nicci Rodemoyer of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; ten grandchildren, Kayla, Emily and Zackery, Isabella, Abigail and Morgan, Jade and Brynn, Melody and Makenna. Also surviving are three sisters, Mary Ann (John) Grinzivich, Linda Tommelleo and Helen (John) Ferry, all of New Castle and his former spouse, Robin Dexter of West Pittsburg.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded by his longtime partner, Marjorie Agnew.
Calling hours will be 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 23 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 W. Falls Street, New Castle.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 24 in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Neshannock Township.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHome.com.
A television tribute will air Monday, August 23 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.