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Ronald C. "Ron" Edgar

Ronald C. “Ron” Edgar

KEATING SUMMIT, PA---Ronald C. “Ron” Edgar, 60, of Keating Summit, formerly of Kersey, passed away in his home with his loving family by his side on Saturday, August 1, 2015, after a long illness.
     Born April 4, 1955 in Bradford, he was a son of James L. “Jim” Ludwig and Beverly J. Rittburg.  Born the son of Jim, he was adopted and raised by William Edgar and was also raised by his “other stepdad”, Richard Meredith.  On April 4, 1982 in Ridgway, he married Lynnette M. Umstead, who survives.
     Ron was a graduate of St. Marys High School, class of 1973.  After graduation from high school, Ron enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he attained the rank of Sergeant.
     He held many jobs through the years in all parts of the country.  Until retiring due to ill health, he had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for Alpha Natural Coal Company in Brockport.
     Ron enjoyed hunting and riding his motorcycle.  Most importantly was his love for his family and the Lord.
      Surviving besides his wife are his father, Jim of Keating Summit; his mother, Beverly Fielding of Kersey; his stepdad, Richard of Florida; three sons, Dwayne P. (Mary) Edgar of Smethport, Gabriel M. “Gabe” (Dana) Edgar of Albion, Michigan, and Tony Edgar of North Dakota; a daughter, Jessica Edgar of North Dakota; three granddaughters; a grandchild to be born in January 2016; 12 brothers and sisters: Sue E. (Randy) Anderson and Ruth A. (Phil) Rooker, both of Kersey, William P. (Janelle) Edgar of Corry, Danette R. Meredith and Michelle L. (David) Alberry, both of Lakeland, Florida, Richard G. Meredith of Haines City, Florida, Christian R. (Thereasa) Edgar of Ridgway, James P. Ludwig of Keating Summit, Deborah S. (Paul) Gabor, Dale J. Ludwig, Tonyia L. (Daniel) Wennin and Laura A. (James) Narby, all of Emporium; and many nieces and nephews.
   Ron was predeceased by his  adopted father, William Edgar.
     A private celebration of Ron’s life will be held by his family at their convenience.
     Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, 269 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.


Ron was a great man that loved his family and GOD so very much. I never seen a man love a woman as much as Ron loved Lynnette. He will be terribly missed but his memory will live with all of us that really knew him. Rest in Peace Ron!! We love you, Victor, Regina, and Alecz

Regina Ladd Aug 7 2015 12:00 AM

Ron was a childhood friend and neighbor of mine in Ridgway who I have never forgotten. Our lives took long and different paths but my friendship and memories of Ron stayed close to my heart.
I was saddened to hear of his passing, not knowing that he had been ill.
I recall running into Ron a couple of years ago while Christmas shopping in DuBois. I'd have to say, conservatively, some 45 years had passed since we had last seen each other, but he recognized me and didn't hesitate to re-introduce himself. I was so happy to re-unite and I wish we could have stayed in contact.
You have my deepest sympathies and I know my memories of Ron will live on.

Tom Roof Aug 5 2015 12:00 AM

Ron was a great man, who will be missed greatly . Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

paul and kandy kribbs Aug 2 2015 12:00 AM