Ronald A. Pera

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Ronald A. Pera, age 83, of Youngstown, NY, passed away on July 16, 2019, at Niagara Hospice House. Born July 17, 1935 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Archie and Mary Ann (Rajczak) Pera. Ron is survived by his beloved bride of 44 years, Judith A. (Behrens) Pera, whom he married on August 17, 1974.
Ron attended local schools and retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after 40 years of service. He was the owner of R A Pera Auto Wrecking in Niagara Falls, NY, which he ran with his brother, Richard, until the time of Richard's passing.
Ron loved hunting in the southern tier with his father and brother, was an avid Mopar fan and enjoyed NASCAR racing. He also loved welding and soldering projects, and drove his cherished Dodge Ram, "Grumbles," and Dodge Challenger only when the sun would shine.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Christopher (Tammy) Pera; daughters, Cheryl Pera and Elise (Paul) Faleski; two grandchildren, Paul Faleski and Laura (Eric) Dietz; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard; and sister-in-law, Carol Pera; and one sister, Arlene (Gary) Banas.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 19th from 3-8 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will be on Saturday at 11:00 AM, with Rev. John David Duke, Jr. officiating. Entombment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials, if desired, may be made in Ron's memory to the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Fund, 625 Third Street, Youngstown, NY 14174; Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094; or St. John Lutheran Church, 420 Lockport Street, Youngstown, NY 14174.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.
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Gail McCalister
Jul 22, 2019
Judy I am so sorry for your loss. I do not get the paper and only learned of Ron’s passing today, Ron was a great guy and will be missed.
Carol Skalla
Jul 21, 2019
Judy, So sorry to hear about Ron's passing.My deepest condolences to you and your family.Rembering the times I stopped at the junk yard with Joanne.He was like a big brother to us.
JOHN CORP
Jul 20, 2019
Judy I am so sorry to hear about Ron please know that I was out of town or I would have attended the wake. If you need anything, please let me know.
Robert Syposs
Jul 19, 2019
My most heartfelt condolances, to you Judy and your famly.
Randy & Ginny Ferguson
Jul 19, 2019
Dear Judith Ann,
We are truly saddened by Ron's passing. Ginny really didn't know Ron very well but I do and what a man he was. You could not help but like him. Our deepest condolences to your entire family.
Anthony Cecconi
Jul 18, 2019
Ron was a very special person in my life. He was my favorite customer at Joe Cecconi's Chrysler Complex. It was always a joy to see him and his lovely wife. A true mopar man. Also a wonderful neighbor. Love you and your wife.
Chere LaRue
Jul 18, 2019
Dear Judy, Chris, Cheryl and Elise, I'm so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. You know I loved that guy!!! And I can still see that infectious smile of his.❤️😘. I had surgery on my foot and will not be able to attend the service, but please know you are all in my deepest thoughts and prayers.
Love you all...Chere xo
Bill & Diane Foote
Jul 18, 2019
Judy: We are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.