Ronald D. Bunyak, 72 of Clymer, PA., went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 28, 2022, at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA.C
Ron was the eldest son of Emery and Margaret (Bichko) Bunyak of Heilwood, PA., born May 31, 1950, in Mercy Hospital, Johnstown, PA.
He started working at a young age of 10 years old, delivering newspapers for both the Indiana Gazette and the Barnesboro Star, followed by several years working different gas stations until graduation from Penns Manor High School. From there he went to work for US Steel and Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock, PA. Then back home and worked at McCreary Tire, Indiana, PA., for five years before going to the coal mines for Rochester and Pittsburgh of Indiana and Consol Energy Company, working at several mines, Jane and Emily, Urling’s Three and Urling One with UMWA for twenty-eight years in which he held various positions in mining and with the union.
Ron was a member of the Church of the Resurrection Roman Catholic Church where he was past president of the Saint Anthony’s Parish Council and also chairman of picnics and instrumental in church sponsored monthly dinners and New Year’s Eve Parties. He was also a member of the Dixonville Moose and a former member of the Clymer Slovak Club.
Ron, when he could, enjoyed hunting and fishing and playing horseshoes, playing pool and occasional cards with friends.
One true love was cooking and creating recipes and giving them to family and friends when perfected. Ron also braided palms for Palm Sunday and giving them to family and friends and different priests of parishes. He also enjoyed traveling through Virginia, especially Williamsburg, VA.
He is survived by his only son, Ronald D. Bunyak II and girlfriend, Alicia and her family, brothers, Emery and wife Robin of Indiana, Mark Bunyak of Heilwood, sisters, Michele and Husband Dennis Dignan of Cresson, Patti Bunyak of Heilwood and Kristine and husband Rick Bussoletti of Marion Center and nieces and nephews, Ashley and Justin, and family Nathan and Melissa, and family.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marcia (Rusiecki) Bunyak which he was married for 49 ½ years until her passing on December 16, 2020, and oldest infant sister, RoseAnn.
Friends will be received on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 1-3 pm and 5-8 pm at the McCabe~Roof Funeral Home, 565 Franklin St., Clymer. Ron’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 am at the Church of the Resurrection, Clymer with Fr. James Morley as celebrant. Interment will be made in St. Bernard Cemetery, Indiana.
Memorial donation may be made to the family.