Ronald Colbert

Obituary of Ronald R. Colbert


Ronald R. Colbert, 73, said goodbye to the cruel disease of Alzheimer's on Thursday March 16, 2023, and walked into paradise with Jesus his Lord and Savior. 


Ron was born in Mt. Pleasant on September 23, 1949.  The son of the late Thomas William Colbert and Mary Colbert Rumbaugh.  He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and from Southern Illinois University, during his time in the military.  He served in the United States Air Force for 24 years as an assistant to the Chaplin.  After his time in the military he came back home to Mt. Pleasant where he married his wife, Lorna on September 13, 1995.  He also worked for the state of Pennsylvania at the Department of Labor & Industry for 19 years.  He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God where he joyfully served as an elder, council president, and a Sunday school teacher.


Ron is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lorna Colbert; his son, Clinton Colbert (Kassie) of Shalimar, FL; his two step-daughters, Marcy Vasko (Tim) of Elizabeth, and Sherry Kring (Jennifer) of Pittsburgh; and by his siblings, Tom Colbert and Peggy Magyor both of Mt. Pleasant.  Ron is also survived by his grandsons, Tyler Colbert (Francesca) Stationed with the U.S. Air Force, Ian Colbert also with the U.S. Air Force, and Dylan Jon Vasko of Elizabeth; his granddaughters, Cody Nicole Damon (Matt) of Irwin, Caroline Benec and Ella Benec of Pittsburgh; and by his great-grandchildren, Scarlett Snow Colbert, and Elijah Mathew Damon.  In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his son, Aaron Gray Colbert on March 10, 2017; and a special aunt, Pearl Lyons.


Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2:00 to 7:00 PM at Galone-Caruso Funeral Home, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 Am in the funeral home, with Pastor Rob Allison, officiating.  A private committal service will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Mt. View Memory Care who were so kind to Ron and Redstone Hospice that gave him excellent and compassionate care.  To offer and online condolence please visit our website at


Visitation Hours

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, March 20, 2023
Galone-Caruso Funeral Home
204 Eagle Street
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Galone-Caruso Funeral Home
204 Eagle Street
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States

Final Resting Place

National Cemetery Of The Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Road
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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