Ronald A. "Colonel” Sabitsky, Sr., 81, of Cressona, passed away peacefully, Thursday, November 10th, at his home in his sleep.
He was born April 30, 1941 the son of the late Anthony Edward Sabitsky and the late Wilma Mary (Bettinger) Sabitsky.
Ronnie graduated from Minersville High School in 1958. After which he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served until 1962 aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid as a fuel technician and sustained injuries resulting in a disabled veteran designation. He served in the Reserves until 1964. Ronnie was most proud of several of his artifacts displayed in the U.S.S. Intrepid museum in New York City. He would be a “teenager” again when visiting this ship. He was thrilled to have visited 16 countries on the Mediterranean. He was a heavy equipment operator and retired from Penn Dot. Ronnie was a life-long member of the Minersville Fish & Game, and an active member of the St. Clair Fish & Game. He was a member of the Cressona American Legion. He was life-long woodsman who enjoyed hunting from a young age. He enjoyed time at the gun clubs with cherished friends. He enjoyed traveling, especially Ocean City, MD. His dearest enjoyment was with his family and especially his grandchildren. He was thankful that they were healthy and for their lives. Ronnie is survived by his 30 year companion and love Darlene. He is also survived by his children, Jamie, husband of Mary Sabitsky, Ronald Sabitsky Jr., Michele, wife of Mark Hoover, Jesse, husband of Ashley Sabitsky, and Jared, husband of Chrissy Sabitsky. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Darlene’s children and grandchildren. A visitation will be held Thursday November 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville. A Religious Service will be held at 7:30 PM. As well as from 7:00 to 9:30 am Friday morning at the funeral home.
Interment Friday at 10:30 am with full Military Honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc. ,Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.