Ronald J. Daub, age 64, resident of Waterford, died Monday, November 25, 2013 at UPMC Hamot after an extended illness. Born on June 26, 1949 in Erie, he is the son of Louise A. Daub Pakulski of Erie and the late Raymond J. Daub.

Daub, Ronald J.Ron worked as a welder at Erie Steel Products for 30 years retiring in 2005. Subsequently, he worked at LECOM on the police and security staff. He served with two branches of the United States Military during the Vietnam Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post 285 in Waterford. Ron enjoyed the outdoors and had many interests including hunting, 4-wheeling, gardening, collecting guns and participating in competitive shooting. He especially loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. His kindness touched each person in his life; he was a one-of-a-kind character who brought joy to many.

In addition to his father, Ron is preceded in death by his brother Raymond Daub. Surviving family members include his wife of 47 years, Nancy Hoover Daub; his mother, Louise A. Pakulski and step-father, Frank Pakulski of Erie; two daughters, Vicki Risjan and husband Randy of Westfield, NY and Roni Sue Tyson of Erie; two granddaughters, Amanda Smith and Holly Eisenhuth; a brother, Gary Daub and wife Martha of Union City; and a niece, an uncle, and several aunts, cousins, and friends.

Private funeral services for the family only will take place at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery.