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Ron Casper

Ron Casper, 70, of Avoca, passed away after a tragic accident on July 13, 2023. Ron was born in Avoca on October 18, 1952, and was the son of Catherine “Toots” Casper and the late Joseph Casper.

Ron graduated from Pittston Area High School and Marywood University and had a career that included working for UPS and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As a side business, he also ran beloved catering businesses and enjoyed nothing more than cooking for his friends and family. Ron was an avid food lover and enjoyed traveling to restaurants and sights near and far. Ron loved to volunteer his time and energy to his community and served as a volunteer firefighter in Avoca, a member of the Avoca Borough Council, the Pittston Area School Board, an officer at the Polish Club, and 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus. Ron’s main focus in recent years was taking care of his mother and spending time with his dear friends.

Ron is survived by his mother, Toots; sister, Debbie and husband, Rick Barone, and niece Erica and her husband, Vince Pricci and great nephew, Vincie Pricci. He is also survived by loving friends who became his second family, particularly Jimmy Serino and wife Cara, and children James, Michael, and Joseph, as well as numerous others.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, July 19th, 2023, at 11:00 am at Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka and Fr. Joseph Elston officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Wednesday morning, July 19th from 9:30am until time of mass. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca.

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Deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.



Ron Casper was a great friend (from myself and a family who knows) and will surely be missed. He made a difference in many people's lives even just from his openly conveyed perspectives on life as he shared with many of us. Communication with him was always interesting, and he nicely gave his advice -- and time -- to people he thought could use it. He was always interested in your points of view, too. He was a nice little piece of Avoca and its history, really. His volunteer efforts, non-hesitant extension of care and friendship I am sure didn't go unnoticed by quite a few. We thank you for who you were,... may you rest in peace Ronnie. God…


Mark Stalbird
Mark Stalbird

So sorry to hear this Aunt Toots and family. Thoughts and prayers from your FL family. We love you.






Mrs, Casper, My deepest condolences! Ronnie and I were goof friends in High School. and we stayed friends in the 50 years after. He was everything you said he was in his Obituary, and everyone who ever knew him will agree. He was a fine , fine man and a great neighbor and citizen of all of us in Avoca. We all know where he is now. Heaven has welcomed him! God bless you. He talked a lot about his dear mother!

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