Ronald Washinski, 77, of Jenkins Twp., passed away on Friday, June 3rd at the home of his daughter while under the care of Allied Hospice. He was born in Nanticoke, July 30, 1944 and was the son of the late Wasil and Helen (Switlavich) Washinski.
Ronald was a graduate of Newport Twp. High School. He had a 50-year trucking career, working along with his wife Sharon Acernese Washinski, in their family business Acernese II Trucking, Pittston.
Ronald was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the High Bridge Gun Club. He also enjoyed sports and was a fan of the NY Giants and NASCAR racing. He and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the country attending countless numbers of stock car races. Ronald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Sharon Acernese Washinski, who died May 15, 2022.
He is survived by his daughters; Rhonda Lavan and her husband Jerry, of Plains and Dawna Patterson and her husband Reese, of Avoca. Also surviving are his grandchildren; Kristen Patterson, Kassandra Stokes and husband Dashaun, Kyle Patterson and his wife Tricia and Jerry Lavan, his great granddaughters; Vylette Wolack and Aurora Stokes and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at Kiesinger Funeral Services, 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Fr. Joseph Elston of St. John The Evangelist parish church officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Wednesday evening, June 8th from 4-6pm.