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Howard Ronald "Ron" Pry, Sr.

August 30, 1939 — December 18, 2023

West Mifflin


Howard Ronald "Ron" Pry, Sr.,  84, of West Mifflin, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Monday, December 18, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 30, 1939 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Howard A. and Geraldine (Bryce) Pry. He was the husband of the late Janet Leah (Harrington) Pry who passed away October 7, 2023. Ron was a member of First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport. An Electrician by trade, he was a retired Millwright and had worked for WHEMCO, Georgia Pacific, US Steel National Tube Works, and Duquesne Light. After retirement he drove a Special Needs School Bus for the McKeesport School District. Ron sang with the Steel City Quartet for over 37 years. He was a US Navy Veteran. He is survived by his daughter, Cherie Lynn (Wayne Alan) Williams of West Mifflin, sons, John Perry (Tracie) Pry, I., and Howard Ronald Pry, Jr., of McKeesport, grandchildren, William Perry Pry, John Perry (Samantha "Sam" ) Pry, II., and Mark Kurt Pry, great-granddaughter, Kaylee Pry, sister, Carol Ann (Ronald) Roney of McKeesport, and a nephew, David (Jennifer) Roney. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark William Pry (twin brother of John) and a niece, Wendy Roney Greager. Friends are welcome Thursday, December 21, 2023 from 2-7 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held at the First Free Evangelical Church on Friday, December 22, 2023 at 10 am. (Everyone please meet at the church). Inurnment with Military Honors will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Evangelical Free Church, 4001 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be made at 

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.

1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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Friday, December 22, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

First Evangelical Free Church

4001 University Dr, McKeesport, PA 15132

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