Ronald N. Scala Sr., 84

Ronald N. Scala Sr., 84, of Espyville (formerly of Wampum) passed away Monday, August 1, 2022 at The Grove at New Castle.

Born February 10, 1938 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Nick and Amanda “Mundy” (Fontana) Scala. He was married to Patti Postlewait when she passed in 1985.

Ron was a veteran of the Navy. He was a member of the former St. Monica’s Church in Wampum. Ron owned and operated Ron’s Barber Shop in Wampum for 63 years until his retirement on March 21, 2015. He knew everyone in town and was always ready to deliver an appropriate prank, joke, or story to lighten the mood and put a smile on their face. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his time at the lake.

Survivors include three sons, Ronald N. (Jennifer) Jr. of Florida, Greg of West Middlesex, and Ray Scala of Harlansburg; daughter, Patti (Steve) Fradkin of Reisterstown, MD; sister, Jean (Gene) Morabito; 9 grandchildren, Nick (Carolyn), Josh (Katherine), Taylor, Morgan, Lexi, and Amanda Scala, and Brittany, Jacob (Lizzy), and A.J. Fradkin; 7 great grandchildren, Nick, Connor, Grady, Myles, and Emma Scala, and Carly and Jay Fradkin.

In addition to his parents and wife Patti, he was preceded in death by his brother Joe Scala.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City on August 6, 2022 at 11:00 am with Lawrence County Commissioner Dan Vogler officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the New Castle City Rescue Mission.

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4 thoughts on “Ronald N. Scala Sr., 84

  1. Our deepest sympathy to Ron’s family and friends. A wonderful man and a wonderful staple in the Wampum community. He will be missed. RIP Ron

  2. Ron was a big part of Wampum community he will be missed our thoughts n prayers are with his family . Rest In Peace Ron !

  3. Ron was very special to our family. He was wonderful to Kavian and Carey and always made us laugh with his jokes. Our condolences to Ronnie Greg Ray Patti and the entire Scala family. Rest In Peace Ron. With love Kavian, Carey, Eleanor and Donnalee ❤️

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