Ronald J. Neupauer

Ronald J. Neupauer, 75, of Ellwood City, passed away on Tuesday evening, October 8, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born February 1, 1938 in Pittsburgh to the late Nicholas Neupauer, Sr., who died May 6, 1978, and the late Julia R. Kibelbek Neupauer, who passed away March 11, 1959. The family came to Ellwood City in 1941. Mr. Neupauer served in the U.S. Army from October 1956 to October 1958 when he and seven friends volunteered to join the service. Ronald was married to the former Laura Crowther, who survives. Mr. Neupauer graduated from Lincoln High School in 1956 and joined the army after graduation. He attended Geneva College from 1959 to 1962 where he lettered in football, playing for three years. He also worked at the former Halstead-Mitchell in Zelienople as a machinist. He attended and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in education from Slippery Rock State College in 1970. He was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honorary society, and was awarded a graduate fellowship for a master’s degree in special education and graduated summa cum laude. He taught at the Midland schools where he also coached football and basketball. Mr. Neupauer also taught in the Ambridge Junior High School. He enjoyed drag racing and restoring old cars, attending a multitude of car cruises over the years. He was Catholic by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Julia Neupauer, who passed away May 6, 1947, and a brother, Nick Neupauer, Jr., who passed away on July 8, 2000.

In addition to his wife, Laura, he is survived by one son, Jon Neupauer of Ellwood City, and two daughters, Julia Taylor-Davis of New Castle and Stacey Barile of Ellwood City. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Jessica and Justin Neupauer of Ellwood City, Travis Neupauer of North Carolina, and Joshua and Zachary Taylor of New Castle, and two great grandchildren, Hanna and Kaylea Neupauer of Ellwood City. Two nephews also survive, Dr. Nicholas and Michael Neupauer, as well as three great nieces and one great nephew.

Per Mr. Neupauer’s wishes, funeral services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Mr. Neupauer’s name, to the donor’s favorite charity.

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