PORTAGE — CADWALLADER – Ronald J. Sr. “Chook,” 71, Portage, passed away Oct. 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 31, 1942, in Portage, son of the late John and Margaret (Smerk) Cadwallader. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Tammy; and brother, John “Potch” Cadwallader. Survived by loving wife of 48 years, Christine (Simo) Cadwallader; and children, Ronald Jr., and wife, Sherry (Maul); Kim, wife of Jeff Plummer; Todd Cadwallader, and wife, Tracie (McCabe); and Robin, wife of Wesley Davis. Also survived by grandchildren, Ericca, Ryan, Travis, Tyler and Taylor Cadwallader; Andrew Davis; and Marissa Plummer; great-granddaughter, Ava Cadwallader; and sister-in-law, Joan Cadwallader; also brother-in-law, Richard Simo. Ron was a member of UMWA and he worked for Beth Energy Mine 33 for 27 years. He also was a former meter reader for Portage Water Authority for 10 years and he worked in the hardware department at Stagers Store. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and with grandchildren, fishing, football, especially the New England Patriots and going to the casinos with special friends, Ron and Jean Rakar. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or visitation. The family invites you to attend a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Hammers Street, Portage, Father Joseph Janiszeski, celebrant. Committal will be private to the family. Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home Inc., Portage, is serving the Cadwallader family. Online condolences may be made at www.decortfh.com.
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