Boarts Sr. , Ronald J. 61
Ronald Jay Boarts Sr., 61, of Erie, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at UPMC Hamot in Erie. He was born Feb. 17, 1951, in Numine, son of the late Archie J. and Flora Boarts. Ronald lived in Erie most of his life. He was a longtime boilermaker and welder and was currently working at General Electric Co. He was an avid Steelers fan and a member of the Moniuszko, CYS and Fulton Clubs. Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie J. Boarts; his sons, Ronald J. Boarts Jr. and John T. Boarts; his daughter, Jessa L. Boarts; his stepdaughter, Kerri A. Brochey; two grandsons, Antonio and Dominic Lopez; brothers, Larry E. Boarts (Gloria), Thomas J. Boarts and Archie J. Boarts (Frankie); sisters, Crystal D. Hartzell (Denny), Kathy J. Williams (James) and Lisa D. Leavens (James); and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard C. Boarts; and one sister, Linda L. Goodenow. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Friday until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at the DUSCKAS FUNERAL HOME INC. EAST, 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie. Interment at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made for medical expenses through First Niagara Bank. To send condolences, visit http://www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.