Ronald  Vrabel
Ronald C. Vrabel, 71, 0f North Beaver Twp, New Castle, Pa, passed away unexpectedly at his home the evening of November 5, 2019.
Ron was born in New Castle on October 5, 1948, son of the late Cyril A. and Suzanne V. Salamon Vrabel. He graduated from Mohawk High, class of 1966. He served in the army and was stationed in Thailand. He received his Bachelors in education from Edinboro College and his Masters from the University of Dayton
He was retired after 35 years of teaching high school math at Carrollton High in Carrolton, Ohio.
He married Patricia Wilk on June 12, 1993. They both where faithful members of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Anthony Church, in Bessemer where he served as a lector. Ron was a former Croatian Club member. He was an avid Steelers fan, enjoyed golfing, reading, Sudoku puzzles, music, and playing guitars. His family was the foundation upon which he thrived, he was so very proud of each and every one of them.
He leaves behind his wife Patricia at home, stepson Jason Moyer and his wife Melanie of Nolensville, Tenn., brother Terry Vrabel of New Brighton, Pa., and sisters Melanie McCree and husband Jerry of Loveland, Ohio, and Jocelyn Des Laurier of Vancouver, Washington, stepgrandchildren Jenna Ruth, Gabriel and Joel Moyer and several nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 8, 2019, from 4 to 7 pm and Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 8 to 9 am at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home at 203 Oak St. in Bessemer, Pa. A Mass of Christian burial for Ron will begin at 9:30 am at the St. Anthony Church with Father McCaffrey officiating. Following the service the New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct full military rites.
In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society or charity of choice
Published on November 6, 2019

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Carol Wilking
Nov 11, 2019
My sympathy to the family, Patty. I taught with Ron from 1982-2001. His concern for his students and his sense of humor brightened many days.
Beth and Mike Stone
Nov 10, 2019
Patty, I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. So many wonderful evenings at the Villanova talking with you both.
All the discussions about the Steelers and Penn State football. You have our deepest sympathy and you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
John Warren
Nov 09, 2019
Patty phyllis and I are heartbroken for your loss our prayers are with you with not being able to attend were sure the support around you will give some comfort my Ron rest in peace
Anita Kapelewski
Nov 08, 2019
Mr Vrabel had a positive influence on generations of Carrolltonians, myself included. He possessed an innate ability to make the abstract real. And with a quiet dry sense of humor too. He treated everyone he met with respect. Peace, love, and strength to his family.
Teri (Westfall) Reese
Nov 08, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Vrabel's passing. He had such a knack for making math and learning fun. He will not be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Peggy Perrine
Nov 08, 2019
Patty,
I was so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. I am in North Carolina but will be praying for you and your family at this trying time.
Sydney Taylor
Nov 08, 2019
I'll always remember Mr. Vrabel for his great sense of humor (and patience) as our Academic Challenge Team advisor. Sending thoughts and prayers from a former CHS student.
Charlene and Richard Smith
Nov 08, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Patty and the Vrabel Family.Ron was a true gentlemen always a great classmate . Richard always enjoyed Rons company at Mohawk Trails Golf Course. He will be deeply missed by all.
Charlene (Zepka) and Richard Smith
Richard Sheets
Nov 08, 2019
I dropped the ball on trying to see Ron. He was always a good friend and a Great person. Life sure is a vapor. I enjoyed knowing his mom and dad and brother and sisters. God bless you
Chad Gish
Nov 08, 2019
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Darlene Byers Brady Sommars
Nov 08, 2019
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Ronnie. He was a classmate at Mohawk. He was one of the good guys! God's blessings to his family. You have his good memories. My sympathies.