Ronald E. Atherton
Ronald E. Atherton, 78, of Jeannette, passed away Oct. 7, 2016, and heaven gained an angel. He was the owner of Atherton's Tree Service and went home to be with his heavenly Father. He was born Aug. 29, 1938, a son of the late Ralph Atherton and Janetta Atherton, who still survives. He is survived by his wife, Glenna; five children, Linda (Michael) Keener, Robert (Suzi) Atherton, Roger (Kathleen) Atherton, Gwendolyn (David) Thornhill and Ronald Jr. Atherton. He is also survived by a sister, Kathy (Deric) Powell; two sisters-in-law, Barbara and Gloria; three stepchildren, Max (Holly) Van Hyning, Jennifer (John) Davis and Brad (Amy) Van Hyning; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Richard. Ronald was active in the Church of God as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader and camp counselor, where he impacted many lives. He loved Jesus and was known to model his faith in joy to any who came into contact with him. He loved to sing about his Lord and his joy was contagious. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan and enthusiastically enjoyed watching the games. Family and friends are invited to attend a time of greeting from 11 a.m. to noon, Oct. 22, 2016. Celebratory memorial service will follow at noon at Cornerstone Ministries, 2200 Cornerstone Lane, Export, PA 15632. Arrangements by WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., Export (724) 327-1400. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to be given to Cornerstone Ministries memo-marked for Westmoreland Food Bank.www.wolfe-vongeis.com .
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