Ronald Wasson, age 82, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home, 24875 Felton Road, Cambridge Springs, PA on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Born June 4, 1931 in Meadville, PA, Ron was a son of the late Blaine and Thelma Mallard Wasson.
Ronald graduated from Meadville High School with the Class of 1949 and began a 34 year career with the Carnation Can Division (Silgan Containers Manufacturing Corporation ) in Cambridge Springs in 1959. Ron was a talented and innovative mechanical production supervisor, and retired in 1993 in that position. Ron enjoyed music and for a number of years played the guitar and sang with his own country western band. He favored being outdoors and especially enjoyed bass fishing and also was a skilled craftsman, building and maintaining his own home. Ron and his wife enjoyed traveling in their RV, visiting all the continental states. He was a loving father and grandfather.
Surviving Ron is his wife, the former Nancy Carol Mead whom he married December 13, 1957; three daughters – Cindy Hoyt and her husband, Tom of Albuquerque, NM; Robin Styborski and her husband, Tom of Union Mills, IN; Penny Yurcak and her husband, Dave of Cambridge Springs; and a son – David (“Hoss”) Wasson and his wife, Karla of Sonora, CA; six grandchildren – Zachary Hoyt, Osha Hoyt, Traci Nehl and her husband, Tobey; Tom Styborski, Jr.; Jesse Wasson, and Aubree` Wasson; and three great grandchildren – Evan Hoyt, Carly Nehl, and Dani Nehl. Also surviving is one brother – Layton Wasson and his wife, Linda of Meadville and a sister – Florence Hardgrove and her husband, Bill of Denver, CO.
Preceding Ron in death were three siblings – Marsden (Mart) Wasson, Vida Hennersen, and Norma Kline.
Friends may call Monday, January 20th at the Van Matre Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs from 7-9 pm and to funeral services there Tuesday morning at 11:00. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff Bobbin, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Cambridge Springs. Interment will be in Cambridge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.