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July 10, 1953 - October 23, 2019
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Ronald P. Cistola, age 66 and a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Wednesday at home, after a recent illness.
Born on July 10, 1953, and son of the late Claire and Francis Cistola, Ron was a graduate of Old Forge High School before proudly serving in the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of Sergeant prior to his Honorable Discharge in 1976.
An electrician by trade, he worked at several local factories while also operating independently throughout the region. He ultimately retired from Sandvik Steel, Clarks Summit. Of Roman Catholic faith, he belonged to St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Old Forge.
A proud and active Veteran, Ron held several positions within the VFW Post #4954 of Old Forge, while also being a member of the Old Forge American Legion. A longtime outdoorsman, his favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing. Some of his best memories were made while hunting fishing in Susquehanna County with his son or time spent reminiscing about the good ‘ol days.
A die-hard football fan, he loved watching Ohio State Buckeye and Pittsburgh Steelers football. Adored by his loved one, he’ll long be missed.
He is survived by his son, Jason Cistola and fiance Amanda of Old Forge; his beloved grandson, Joshua Cistola; his former wife, Melissa (Schuback) Cistola; his brother, Robert Cistola; nieces and nephews; and, possibly above all, his beloved cat, Koko. A brother, Carl Cistola, also preceded him in death.
A blessing service by Rev. August Ricciardi, Prince of Peace Parish Pastor, is scheduled for Monday at 6:00PM in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard to follow.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday from 4:00pm until services.