204 Eagle Street
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
H. Scott Caruso, Supervisor
Obituary of Ronald Harry Reita
Ronald H. Reita, 77, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on December 7th, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born August 22nd, 1942 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a son of the late Aldo H. Reita and Elsie (Meier) Reita. Mr. Reita was a 1960 graduate of Gateway High School; 1965 he graduated from California State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree; 1970, he received a Master’s in education from the University of Pittsburgh. Ron worked as a physical science teacher for 31 years at Norwin Junior High East in Irwin. In 1997, he was selected as Norwin’s Teacher of the Year. His motto was, “I taught science, and students learned”. Ron was a member of the Harrold Zion Evangelical Lutheran church and currently attended the United Methodist Church of Mt. Pleasant.
Ron is survived by his wife of 54 years Betty Hoffman Reita, a daughter, Dianne, a son Kenneth and his wife Christina; two grandchildren Ava and Gavin of Carmel, Indiana; a sister, Renee Breide and two sister-in-laws Jane Brosnick and Vera Hoffman and a brother-in-law, Robert Ribich, a niece and nephew Karissa Demi and George Ribich, and several cousins. The Rodriguez family from Texas were part of our extended family and Ron was their honorary grandfather. He loved boating, camping, hunting, traveling, hiking and spending time with his family and friends.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Monday, December 9th at the Galone-Caruso Funeral Home 204 Eagle Street, Mt. Pleasant, PA. Funeral Services will be at 11:00am on Tuesday in the funeral home. Entombment will follow at the Middle Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Leukemia Society of Western PA and West Virginia, River Walk Corporation Centre, 333 East Carson Street Ste.441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. To offer an online condolence, please visit our web site at: www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com