Ronald F. Howard
Ronald F. Howard, 78, of Mercer, passed away suddenly at his residence at 2:25 p.m. Saturday (May 25, 2019) after an apparent heart attack.
He was born in Tarentum, Pa., on Oct. 12, 1940, to Thomas C. and Beulah Nolsheim Howard.
Ron attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy. He was a drug investigator for the state of Pennsylvania, retiring after 25 years of service.
Ron was a commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service and his last detail was to the Coast Guard.
Ron was an avid antique collector. He was of the Protestant faith.
Ron is survived by his wife, Barbara Kennedy Howard, whom he married on June 30, 1962. He is also survived by: his two children, Ronald F. Howard II of Grove City, and Christyan K. (Christopher J.) Allan of Grove City; as well as four grandsons, Ronald F. Howard III, Matthew C. Howard, Nathaniel J. Allan, and Aiden J. Allan.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Thomas P. Howard.

Ronald F., 78, of Mercer.
Calling hours: None.
Service: Private family service will be at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City, with Rev. Willard Morse officiating.
Burial: Crestview Memorial Park, Pine Township.
Published on May 28, 2019
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