Ronald J. Carestia Sr.

Born: Sun., Dec. 14, 1941
Died: Wed., Jan. 7, 2015


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 11, 2015
9:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Mon., Jan. 12, 2015
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 12, 2015
Location: St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church

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Ronald J. Carestia, Sr., age 73, of Palo Alto, PA passed away Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at Schuylkill Center in Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, PA on December 14, 1941,  he was the son of the late Louis and Mary (Pilo) Carestia.

He worked as a machinist at the United Metal Corp. in Pottsville for 25 years while also working for Bohrad's Mens Clothing Store in Pottsville for 10 years and then he owned and operated KC Formal and Bridal Shop in Pottsville for 25 years until retiring.

He was a member of the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon, a member of the Citizen's Fire Company in Palo Alto, a former member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of UNICO, the Schuylkill Valley Chapter.

Ron is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joanne M. (Quinn) Carestia, Palo Alto, 3 sons: Ronald J.  Carestia Jr., Palo Alto, Christopher L. Carestia, Palo Alto, and Jayson Carestia and his wife Maria, Port Carbon; a daughter Janel C. Miske and her husband Robert Sr., Palo Alto; 2 grandchildren: Robert J. Miske Jr., Texas and Gabrielle D. Miske, Palo Alto; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon at 11AM on Monday, January 12th,  with Rev. Edward B. Connolly officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Sunday evening from 7-9PM and Monday morning from 9:30-10:30am at the Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon.

Interment will be held in the St. Joseph Cemetery Pottsville, PA.

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Maureen Stiles
   Posted Sat January 10, 2015
It is hard to fathom that someone so "larger than life" is no longer with us. I am so glad Ronnie was able to make it to the reunion so I could chat for a few minutes. We have said many a prayer on his behalf recently, and now he will return the favor as he watches over us all. We will keep the entire family in our hearts and prayers as you navigate these difficult days. Please know that we are sending love and support over the miles.
Mark, Maureen, Mac, Drew and Reed

Patrick Wolfe
   Posted Sat January 10, 2015
I want to send my condolences to the Carestia family and friends. Thoughts and prayers to your family God bless he will be missed.