Ronald "Topsy" Herstek, 79, of Frazer Township, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Warren General Hospital emergency room. Born on January 31, 1940, in Rural Ridge, he was the son of the late John and Katheryn (Medvid) Herstek. He graduated from East Deer High School Class of 1959. He was a member of Holy Family R.C. Church, Creighton. Ron retired from Glenshaw Glass in 2000. He was a loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed spending time at his family's camp in Warren County and watching the Pittsburgh Pirates. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Dee (Dolansky) Herstek; a son, Ronald (Ruth Ann) Herstek of Upper Burrell, and a daughter, Kim (John) Broniek of Highland Park; four granddaughters, Julie (Luke) Gross, Jenna (Troy) Highfield, Jamie Herstek, and Emelyn Broniek; two great-grandsons, Ryker Highfield and Conor Gross; three sisters, Dorothy Valerio of Cheswick, Joan Herstek of Rural Ridge, and Nancy (Richard) Troyak of Canton, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John Herstek, William Herstek, and Edward Herstek and two sisters, Bernice Stegner and Betty Rebelis. Family and friends will be received from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Paul R. Ajak Funeral Home, Inc. 921 Freeport Road, Creighton where a parting prayer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Holy Family R.C. Church. 787 Freeport Road, Creighton. Burial in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township.
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