Ronald L. Harper

August 15, 1933 ~ November 3, 2020 (age 87)


Ronald L. Harper Sr., 87, Clymer, went to be with the Lord, November 3, 2020, while at the Beacon Ridge Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, Indiana, PA.

The son of the late William N. and Jessie (St. Clair) Harper, he was born August 15, 1933 in Clymer.

Ronald was a graduate of Clymer High School. He then began his career employed by Penn Dot until his retirement 40 years later.

Ronald married the love of his life, Audrey (Hilty) Harper in 1954 and together they raised six children: Ronald Jr., Indiana, Deborah (Matthew) Rorabaugh, Cookport, Robert Harper, Elizabethtown, Pa, Helen (Paul) Heberling, Fort Myers, FL, Kathleen (Alexandro) Palmer, Jacksonville, FL; nine grandchildren, Mellissa Harfield, Cookport, PA, Mark (Mandy) McKendrick, Belle Vernon, PA, Stephanie Friday, Niceville, Fl, Alexandro and Alycia Palmer, Jacksonville, FL; Bill, BJ, Christina and Heather Harper, all of Indiana, PA; eleven great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and Ronalds’ second love of his life and fiancée, Dotti Gabelli.

Preceding Ronald in death were his parents; loving wife of 66 years, Audrey (Hilty) Harper; a daughter, Karen Harper; grandsons, Damion Rorabaugh, Jessie Harper and Nathan Harfield; siblings, Evelyn Long, George Harper, Dorothy Difilippo, William Harper and Betty Myers.

Funeral arrangements will be private and under the direction of the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home.

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