Port Allegany - Ronald John Rees, 56, passed away on Tuesday (October 25, 2022) at Lakeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Smethport after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
He was born October 5, 1966 in Coudersport, the son of Gene Rees and Connie Meacham.
Ron was a graduate of Port Allegany High School Class of 1984 and he was a veteran having served in the US Navy. While in the US Navy, he toured the Mediterranean on the U.S.S. Saratoga CV-60.
Ron was employed as a carpenter for many years. He especially loved wood working and drywall work.
Ron enjoyed camping, canoeing and fishing. He was a passionate Pittsburgh Steelers fan. His greatest love however was spending time with his 3 daughters. His courage is an inspiration to many. It would be wrong to say Ron lost his battle because he never stopped fighting.
He is survived by his father Gene Rees and mother Connie Brundage.
Three daughters; Kory Anne (Michael) Meacham of Port Allegany PA, Jenna Eileen Rees of Pittsburgh PA, and Brianna Lynn Rees of North Bellmore, NY
Two grandsons; Shy Roman Glover and baby Glover due in November.
Four sisters; Kimberly Sue Rees and Tammy Lynn (Craig) Emerson both of Hampton VA., Angel Rees of Coudersport PA, and Sherri (Roy) McDonald of Springfield WV.
Two brothers; Levi (Donna) Rees of Newton, TX and Alan Rees of Coudersport, PA.
One step brother; Lawren D. “Whitey” (Sally) Brundage of Port Allegany
two step-sisters; Robin Formoso and Amy (Joe) Shelley both of Port Allegany,
And several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his step-father Lawrence Brundage. Maternal Grandparents; Ronald (Bucky) Meacham, Mary & Aaron (Bernie) Haskins. Paternal Grandparents; Donald & Glendolyn Rees.
There will be no visitation. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.