Ronald J. Bober
1942 - 2021
BORN
1942
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Ajak Funeral Home
2 Pine St
Natrona Heights, PA
Ronald J. "Tex" Bober, 79, a lifelong resident of Natrona, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at UPMC St. Margaret hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 15, 1942, in Natrona Heights, he was the son of the late Joseph John and Mary Veronica (Bartosiewicz) Bober. Ron was a 1961 graduate of St. Joseph High School and a college graduate of Robert Morris University. He retired in 2006 after working 41 years as a desk sergeant for Harrison Township. He was a member of Guardian Angels Parish, St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Natrona and the Knights of Columbus Council 2602, Natrona. Ron was the president and treasurer of the Polish National Alliance Group 599 Bowling League and a delegate of the PNA, Natrona. He also coached the Natrona Heights Little League baseball team and St. Joseph High School basketball team at one time. He enjoyed golfing with the American Legion Post 48 Natrona league. Ron was an avid sports fan at the Highlands High School basketball and football games. He enjoyed annual trips to Bradenton, Fla., to watch the Pirates spring training with friends. During his time with the Natrona Heights League Association, Ron would coordinate baseball games with the Canadian team in Mississauga and travel to Canada with the team. Ron cheered on the Steelers at several Super Bowl games that he traveled to. He loved his dog, Roxy, and also rescued four cats and helped feed the neighborhood cats. Survivors include two sisters, Marcia Stiner, of Brackenridge, and Patricia Bober (Dean) Eichen, of Cambridge Springs; five nieces, Renea (Ron) Ehrlich, of Natrona, Lori Wisniewski, of Natrona, Jana (Brian) Gant, of Newport News, Va., Jennifer Stiner, of Brackenridge, and Jodi Gacci, of Tarentum; several great-nieces and great-nephews, including his great-nephew, Jordan R. Ehrlich, who was his caregiver since 2013; and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Diane L. (Bober) Wisniewski; and his nephew, Michael A. Wisniewski. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 2 Pine St., Natrona, where a blessing service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, 48 Spruce St., Natrona. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. The Knights of Columbus will hold a service at 6 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Ron's memory may be made to the Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 730 Church St., New Kensington, PA 15068. To share an online condolence, please visit www.ajakfh.com.
Published by The Valley News Dispatch on Nov. 24, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
26
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Ajak Funeral Home
2 Pine St, Natrona Heights, PA
Nov
26
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Ajak Funeral Home
2 Pine St, Natrona Heights, PA
Nov
26
Service
6:00p.m.
PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC.
2 Pine St., Natrona, PA
Nov
27
Service
9:30a.m.
Ajak Funeral Home
2 Pine St, Natrona Heights, PA
Nov
27
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00a.m.
St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church
48 Spruce St., Natrona, PA
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So sorry for the family's loss. He was such a good friend to my family for many many years and will be missed. He is up in heaven causing havoc with my dad, Nick Petrishen. I am so sorry that I could not attend the funeral services as I have a house full of sick grandchildren with upper respiratory infections and didn't want to get anyone sick. RIP Bober enjoy watching all those games from above with my dad and others.
Bridgette Ladie
November 27, 2021
Sgt. Bober was such a great guy. I´ll never forget his love for Highlands Basketball and Natrona Heights Little League. His undying love of The Valley. RIP Ron, you will be sorely missed my friend.
David c. Christopher
Friend
November 26, 2021
To the Bober Family... Ron was a good coach and a great friend...Had many laughs with Ron...I can remember him trying to get the heater to work at practice. It would warm up by the time the varsity came in....R.I.P..Ron
jerry osan
Friend
November 26, 2021
Ron was the best coach I had from little league up through college. What a sense of humor and a keen sense for the game. I was asking about him at the recent HHS reunion and sad to hear of his passing. Good man.
Kevin Van Kirk
Other
November 25, 2021
I remember Ron cheering in our 1963 St. Joe´s Basketball team. What a good guy he was... Oh, I also recall his half court hook shots during our practices. !
David Krumenacker
November 24, 2021
Mr. Bober you were one of the best. Coached me at St.Joe´s basketball..will always remember the games you took us to see at the Civic Arena with the Duquesne Duke´s and the Roundball Classic..lots of love and respect for you..RIP my friend...
Louie DiGirolamo/Mpls. Mn
November 24, 2021
Me Bober, The trips to Canada were some of the best times in my life playing ball. I often pull out the photo album and go through all the pictures and remember all the great times we all had as young ball players. May you Rest In Peace.
Jeff Drane
Friend
November 24, 2021
Marsha and family, So sorry for the loss of your brother, You have our Deepest Sympathy and prayers. I remember Ron from living in Natrona years back, he was a good guy R.I.P.
Greg and Darlene Brucker
November 24, 2021
My deepest sympathies for the entire Bober family. Ron was cherished and will be missed by many. RIP, RJB.
John Briney
Work
November 24, 2021
"Mr. Bober" taught me how to hit a curve ball and properly shoot a jump shot. A great man who mentored countless young athletes in the Valley. Rest in peace coach!
Bill McGann, SJHS '77
November 24, 2021
So many memories. From when me and Patti were kids to when Joel and had kids. Finding peace and comfort in those memories. Always add extra carrots to chicken soup just for you.
Deena and Joel
Family
November 24, 2021
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