Ronald Claude Mortle, age 79 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital. Born August 30, 1941 in Frank, PA, he was a son of the late Samuel Mortle and Bertha (Ulbrich) Lowers. A retired Administrative Sergeant for the US Army and Veteran of the Vietnam War, Ronald was a member of the Order of Demolay in McKeesport, the King Solomon Lodge Masonic Order in Stuttgart, Germany, the Junior Order of Mechanics, a senior trustee of the Floreffe Volunteer Fire Department, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW #712 of Pleasant Hills, the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 of Clairton, the German Hunters Association in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Clairton Lions Club. He is survived by his wife Virginia (Haskell) Mortle; daughters Tara Leigh (Thomas) Clark of Penn Hills and Tiffany Anne Ferry of Penn Hills; his grandchildren Joseph Eric Mortle, Amanda Leigh Faske, Nathan Michael, Jayson David, Spencer, Tylan, Niki Shay, and Aidan Mortle, Meagan and Julia Clark, and Addison Michele Mortle; his great-grandchildren Angelo Thomas Mortle and Autumn, Branden, Logan, and Landon Faske; his sister Carol E. (the late Geno) Gergley of Clairton; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Eric V. Mortle, his brothers Wayne and Glenn S. Mortle, and his stepfather who raised him Claude D. Lowers. Friends will be received on Monday, January 4, 2020 in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, from 9:30 AM until an 11:30 AM Funeral Service in the funeral home with Rev. Richard D. White, Jr. officiating. Procession and burial will follow to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Masks are required; CDC and State guidelines will be observed; and social distancing will be enforced on funeral home property. Memorial contributions should be made to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Ctr. Blvd., Ste. 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
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