Ronald E. Hetzel

Ronald E. Hetzel, 75, Altoona, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Howard E. and Mary M. (Conway) Hetzel. He was formerly married to Dorothy Brantner.

Surviving are two children: Dana and David; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two siblings: Wanda L. Welch and Tom.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John.

Ronald was a 1956 graduate of Altoona High School. He was employed as a key punch operator at Warnaco for 31 years. He enjoyed opera, TV mysteries and crossword puzzles.

At the family’s request, there will be no public viewing.

Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg.