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Ronald Anthony Letender

August 10, 1942 June 1, 2019
Ronald  Anthony Letender
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Obituary for Ronald Anthony Letender

South Park, Pa- Ronald Anthony Letender died June 1, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital after a short illness with lung cancer.
Mr. Letender is survived by his wife of 56 years, Darlene (Brown), three children: Tracy Letender Lonett, Ronald and Edward. He also leaves behind six grandchildern, one great granddaughter and one step-great granddaughter. Also, surviving are his siblings, Paul Letender, Geraldine Clibbens, Gwendolyn Wagner in addition to many nieces and nephews and dear friends.
Ron is an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm where he earned several medals/commendations, including Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster among many others. He grew up in Mt. Oliver, one of seven children of Arthur and Elizabeth (Betty) Letender. Growing up outside of Pittsburgh, Ron's love for cars began with a 1940s car he came upon that need much attention. His passion for car restoration has since then been his number one hobby and, if you ask his family, his way-of-life. With his natural mechanical ability, his garage and driveway became the neighborhood hangout and party home for all. He took pride in the fact that he always had great friends that would come by to seek his advice or help from him.
He served as Tech SGT (Aerospace Propulsion Technical Jet Engineer) in the Air Force and then continued his military career as an airman in the Air National Guard until 1995. Ron was honored and admired for his dedication and service. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Air Force never left him. Love for his country and family was apparent to all who had the good fortune to be part of his life.
Services will be held Tuesday, June 4 at 2-4pm and 6-9pm at the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be Wednesday, June 5 at10:00am. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Wounded Warriors Project 600 River Ave., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 p) 412-471-0935 www.woundedwarriorproject.org


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Tuesday

4

Jun

2:00 PM 6/4/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6/4/2019 4:00:00 PM
Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

301 Curry Hollow Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home
301 Curry Hollow Road Pittsburgh 15236 PA
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

4

Jun

6:00 PM 6/4/2019 6:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 6/4/2019 9:00:00 PM
Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

301 Curry Hollow Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home
301 Curry Hollow Road Pittsburgh 15236 PA
United States

Final Respects

Wednesday

5

Jun

9:00 AM 6/5/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6/5/2019 10:00:00 AM
Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

301 Curry Hollow Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home
301 Curry Hollow Road Pittsburgh 15236 PA
United States

Blessing Service

Wednesday

5

Jun

10:00 AM 6/5/2019 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 6/5/2019 10:30:00 AM
Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

301 Curry Hollow Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
301 Curry Hollow Road Pittsburgh 15236 PA
United States

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Wednesday

5

Jun

10:30 AM 6/5/2019 10:30:00 AM - 10:45 AM 6/5/2019 10:45:00 AM
Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

301 Curry Hollow Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
301 Curry Hollow Road Pittsburgh 15236 PA
United States
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