Mr. Ronald Nicholas LaCava, 76, of Franklin Twp. passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 following an automobile accident.
Ronald was born on March 4, 1944 in Ellwood City to the late Nicholas and Elizabeth M. (Viccari) LaCava. He graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1962. After high school, Ron worked at the Babcock and Wilcox Steel Mill in Koppel as a mill write until it closed. After that he attended trucking school, and began a career as an over-the-road truck driver. Ronald was the owner and operator of Cully’s Restaurant in Ellport for 4 years, the Oasis Bar in Ellwood City for 2o years, and most recently, the West-End Café. He was a talented slow-pitch softball pitcher and had led his team to a 2nd place finish in the Worlds Tournament. He also enjoyed playing pool, and was avid about his love and skill for morra, and had earned a black-belt in Karate. An outdoorsman, Ronald was a life member of the NRA, an avid hunter and trapper, and enjoyed tending to his gardens.
He is survived by his daughters, Marcie LaCava of LaMirada, CA., and Ronelle LaCava-Navolio of Franklin Twp., his son, Bill LaCava of LaMirada, CA., his sister, Nicolette “Dolly” (Paul “Jiggs”) Boots of Franklin Twp., and his grandchildren, Paige Watts, Dylan Crocker, Kayla Kreissig, Aaron LaCava, Blake LaCava, Dayna Dodson, Chance Navolio, Laiken Quear, and London Quear.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am, at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., with Rev. Tom Betlyn officiating. Interment will take place at Locust Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Ronald’s name may be made to the NRA.
Those attending the visitation and service are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing.