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Ronald Miterko Sr.

October 24, 2021

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Ronald Miterko Sr.

October 24, 2021



Ronald Miterko Sr., Bear Creek Twp., formerly of Long Beach, NY, and Johnstown, PA, passed peacefully at Geisinger Medical Center Wilkes-Barre, on Sunday, October 24th after an illness.


Born June 14, 1939, Ron enlisted in the Air Force as a Fireman at 17 and served in the Middle East and Morocco. Ron married the love of his life Jean Dominick in 1965 and they retired to their summer home in Bear Creek, PA. In 2001, Jean and Ron celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary shortly before Jean’s death in 2005.


Ron was employed as a service and installation manager at Kavanaugh Oil in Long Beach, NY, then Petro Oil Westbury, NY. He volunteered with the Long Beach Fire Department rising to Chief after years of honorary service which included multiple awards for heroism in saving lives and property.


Ron enjoyed hunting, quad riding, and home projects. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


Ron leaves behind his daughter Karen and husband Chris of Thornhurst;  son Ron Jr., wife Angela and grandchildren Drew, Will, and Libby, Raleigh, North Carolina; and daughter Diane Miterko of Bear Creek; siblings Nancy Donnelly of Island Park, NY, Mel and wife Susan of Lake Worth, Florida, and Carol and Wayne; numerous nieces and nephews.


A family service will be planned at a future date.


Condolences may be sent by visiting Ron’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.