Ronald A Montanye passed away Tuesday 7 July 2020 at the age of 86.
Ron is survived by his wife of 74 years Mary Catherine, and two of their three children, Carol, and Robert (Sharon); five grandchildren – Stephanie (Wesley), Denise, Thomas, Derrick and Camille(Ethan); five great grandchildren – Demetri, Brodie, Noah, Faith and Hope. Ron was predeceased by his middle child Kathleen.
Ron was born to Elmer and Levina (Sands) Montanye. His mother died while he was an infant and his father remarried Ida Sundberg who Ron knew as his mother.
Ron grew up in Fox Chase, Philadelphia and went to Fox Chase Elementary, Wilson Jr High, he studied electronics and graduated from Dobbins Technical School.
During High school he started working at Leeds and Northrup on a work study program before entering the US Army.
Ron served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from June 1953 to May 1955. He was stationed in El Paso, Texas for basic training. Then, he served in Virginia on a radar installation repairing the radar controlling the 27 missile sites around Washington, D.C. protecting President Eisenhower.
After his first tour, he left the army so he could marry Mary Catherine Connaire on September 24, 1955.
After the Army he returned to Leeds & Northrup on Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia following in his father’s footsteps. While working full-time, he attended night school at La Salle University graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. He eventually moved to the North Wales branch, working at Leeds and Northrup for over 40 years until they closed that branch.
Ron’s hobbies included genealogy, photography, collecting United States postage stamps, his model train layout and crashing model air planes.
Ron’s service and interment will be private for immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ron’s memory to Hope for the warriors at https://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/about/make-a-donation/