Ronald Zetwick

Obituary of Ronald C. Zetwick

Smethport - Ronald C. Zetwick, 76, of Smethport, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (May 2, 2024) at his home.


He was born January 13, 1948 in Port Allegany, the son of Gerald and Achsah (Clark) Zetwick. On June 13, 1970, in Emporium, PA, he married Claudette M. Uber, who passed away on November 22, 1995. He then married Sherry  L. Weismiller, who died on December 4, 2019.


Ron was a Smethport High School graduate and attended Vale Technical Institute in Blairsville, PA for autobody repair.  During that time, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970.


Ron worked at GKN of Emporium for many years, retiring in 2011, as maintenance supervisor.  He also had his own autobody shop.


He was a member of the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport, VFW Post #2497 of Smethport, the Knights of Columbus, and the Norwich Twp. Fire Department.


He is survived by:

His loving friend and companion, Lynn Brown of Smethport

One son: Ronald C. “Tig” (Charmaine) Zetwick, Jr. of Smethport

Four grandchildren: Brian (Jenna) Zetwick, Dustin Zetwick, Tylar (Joe) Botera, and Tory (Casey Ullman) Younkin

Five great grandchildren: Gracelyn, Liam, Luca, Marcus and Aiella

One sister: Vicki (Paul Comes) Zetwick of Smethport

Two brothers: Charles “Chuck” (Diane) Zetwick of Turtlepoint and Donald (Linda) Zetwick of Franklin, PA

And several nieces and nephews


In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Munsell in 2016, and one brother, Jeff Zetwick.


A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 2 PM in the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby. Military Honors will be accorded by the Smethport and Crosby Honor Guard Details.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Norwich Twp. Fire Dept. or the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, PA. Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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