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Ronald Adam Kawinski

December 25, 1939 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 79)
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      Ronald Adam Kawinski, 79, of Saegertown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August, 29, 2019 at Wesbury in Meadville. 

      Born December 25, 1939, in Erie, he was the son of Alfred Kawinski and Anne (Gresh) Zonno. 

      Ron served our country in the United States Navy from 1958 until 1962.  He worked as a pipe fitter for American Viscose and later at Avtex Fibers in Meadville.  Ron then owned and operated R and B Sweats and T’s and traveled to many fairs, festivals and flea markets. 

      He was a member of the Saegertown American Legion Post 205.  Ron and his wife loved to travel to Florida in the winter.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan.  Ron loved to laugh and always made everyone around him laugh.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.       

      Survivors include his wife, Ruthann Kawinski; his previous wife, Barbara Brown Mascitti and their four children, Allyson Gordon and her husband, Gregg, of Meadville, Randy Kawinski and his wife, Karen, of Cambridge Springs, Mark Kawinski and his wife, Donna, of Hampton, Virginia, and Cherie Reisinger and her husband, Roger, of Saegertown; two step-sons, Robert Shay Jr. of Meadville and Mark Shay of Saegertown; a step-daughter, Tammy Shay Wasko of Saegertown; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a step-brother, Barry Zonno; and a step-sister, Pam Pierce.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and a step-father, Al Zonno. 

      Calling hours will be on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville.

      Additional calling will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. officiated by Pastor Joseph Frank, Chaplain of Southern Care Hospice. 

      Burial with full military honors will be in Spring Cemetery in Springboro. 

      Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association

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