- On March 21, 2023
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Ronald L. Fonte, age 75 of McMurray, passed away on March 20, 2023.
Born on March 25, 1947, he was the son of Pat Heckathorn and adopted by George (Huck) & Mary Fonte.
Loving Husband of Judy Herder Fonte, Step Father of Bill (Stacy) Herder and Aimee (Erich) Nordmann, Grandfather of Michael and Beth Herder and Anna Nordmann; Brother of Nancy Walker, Debbie Kelly, Ron Heckathorn and the late Bernard Heckathorn Jr., Lee Fonte & Howard Fonte; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Ron served as an Army helicopter mechanic in the Vietnam War. He loved animals and his furbabies (Prince – Caesar – Crystal) are missing him. Ron’s big passion was his music. He was a drummer, base and rhythm guitar player and was the lead singer in his band which had many names, including “Ronnie Walker Country”. In addition, Ron loved converting Flxible and Eagle busses to beautiful RV coaches and had an article published on bus restoration.
A service with full military honors will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017.
In lieu of flowers, family asks for donations to Vietnam Veterans of America at https://vva.org/donate/