Ronald L. Harouff, age 71 of East Springfield, Pa., passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center.
Ronald was born on February 5, 1952 in Meadville, Pa., the son of the late William and Oletha (Shorts) Harouff. He graduated from the Fairview High School where he had excelled in the automotive department in the Tech Program. Upon graduating from high school, Ron worked at the Marx Toys in Girard until it Closed and also worked at the Northwest Gravel Pits for 25 years and various other local gravel pits. He was a member of the Northwestern Sportsman’s Club and also served as the Police Captain for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department. In his spare time, Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and working as a pit-crew member on the race cars at Raceway Seven.
Besides his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his four brothers; an Infant twin, Robert, Al, and Otis Harouff and a step-sister, Shirley Bowers.
Ron is survived by his loving, supportive, special lady, Jan Daugherty. They have been together for the past 42 years. A son, Mark and his wife, Jen Betts of Conneaut, Ohio, and his step-son, Jason Daugherty of East Springfield. He is also survived by a step-sister, Diane Ferry of Edinboro and a step-brother, Duane Crandall of Kingsoul, Ohio, and four grandchildren: Ian Betts, Nathan Salovich, Aiden Daugherty, and Devin Mellot and many nieces and nephews.
As was Ron’s wishes, no calling or services will be observed for him. He will be laid to rest with his parents in the Denny’s Cemetery in Meadville, Pa. The arrangements are being handled with love and care by the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, East Springfield, Pa., (www.jeanevansthompsonfh.com)
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the family.