Ronald Emilio Serafini, of Castle Shannon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at age 89. Ron was the beloved husband for 56 years of the late Gertrude "Trudy" Serafini, and loving father to Ronald (Suzanne), Michael, Daniel (Michele) and David (Victoria). Ron is also survived by his seven grandchildren (Nicole, TJ, Maria, Kristin, Matthew, Joseph and Gabrielle) brother Louis (Betty) Serafini, and sisters Lolita (Chet) Czarney, Adele (Cornelius) Conley and the late Alfred Serafini.
Ron loved golfing and was a long time member of the South Park Senior Golf league. In his younger days he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys. He also loved yardwork, feeding his birds and spending time with his grandchildren. As a young man, Ron proudly served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict and following his military service, became a U.S Postal worker. After his retirement from the Post Office, he worked as a School Crossing Guard for the Mt. Lebanon School District for roughly 27 years. He loved getting to know the children and became good friends with many of the families at the schools which he was assigned.
His good nature and pleasant smile will be missed, but we are comforted that his spirit has been freed to join his beloved “Gert” in heaven.
Visitation Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the David J. Henney Funeral Home, 6364 Library Road (RT 88), Library. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10:00 a.m. in St. Ann Church, Castle Shannon. Burial with Full Military Honors in St. Anne's Cemetery. www.davidhenneyfuneralhome.com