Ronald J. “Tex” Bober
Age 79, a lifelong resident of Natrona, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born on September 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 Saint 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 Saint 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, Florida 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 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, Brackenridge and Patricia Bober (Dean) Eichen, Cambridge Springs, five nieces, Renea (Ron) Ehrlich, Natrona, Lori Wisniewski, Natrona, Jana (Brian) Gant, Newport News, VA, Jennifer Stiner, Brackenridge, and Jodi Gacci, 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 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 26, 2021 in the Paul R. Ajak Funeral Home, Inc., 2 Pine Street, 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, November 27, 2021 in Saint Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, 48 Spruce Street, Natrona. Burial will be in Mount 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 Street, New Kensington, PA 15068.
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