Ronald J. ‘Ron’ Szymala

Sept. 20, 1944 – Sept. 4, 2018

Ronald J. “Ron” Szymala, 73, a resident of Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg, formerly of Cresson, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday.

He was born in Cresson, son of Joseph A. and Josephine A. (Hovanec) Szymala.

Surviving are numerous cousins and extended relatives.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents; and many other family members.

Ron was a 1965 graduate of Penn State University, earning an associate degree in mechanical engineering. He worked as a draftsman and designer for companies that made machine tools for the automotive industry and machinery products.

He was a member of the National Institute for the Certification of Engineering Technologies. He was also a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Cresson.

At Ronald’s request, there will be a private family viewing. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. today, Sept. 7, 2018, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the Rev. Matthew Reese celebrant. Committal will be at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kennedy-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cresson.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations in memory of Ron may be made to the Cresson Food Pantry, 115 Ashcroft Ave., Cresson.