Ronald E. Darling

Died: Mon., Jul. 15, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 18, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jul. 19, 2019
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 19, 2019
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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Ronald E. Darling, 85, of Youngsville, passed away on Monday July 15,2019 at UPMC Hamot in Erie after a short illness.

Ron was born March 13, 1934 in Youngsville to the late William and Myrtle (Sullivan) Darling. He served in the US Air Force overseas in England during the Korean War. He the went on to work at Sylvania in the plastic mold Dept., retiring from there in 1993. Ron was a member of the Youngsville American Legion and enjoyed Hunting, cutting wood, going for rides in the car and then lunch, and sitting on his porch giving folks the Brown Hill wave. But above all, Ron enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren and attending their many sporting events.

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Betty (Luther) Darling, whom he married in 1957 in Grand Valley, a daughter Cindy (Joe) Saber of Irvine, his siblings, Carolyn (Elmer) Hallberg of Ellery Center, NY, William (Patty) Darling of Youngsville, and Donald Darling of Clarendon, his grandchildren, Chad (Michelle) Johnson, Katie (Chris) Murphy and Rickel (Scott) Stearns, all of Youngsville, his 6 great grandchildren, Cole, Paiden, Collin, Page, Kaeli, and Sawyer and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by a son Rick Darling in 2005, a sister Myrna Haight and a brother Wayne Darling.

Friends and family may call on Thursday from 4-7pm at the Nelson Funeral Home, 314 North Main St. In Youngsville and also for one hour prior to a funeral service that will be held there on Friday at 11 am. Burial will follow at the Warren County Memorial Park.

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Tina Garris
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

Dennie and Ronda Withington
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are will you all. He was such a great guy! He will be missed by so many.

Holly Earle - Nate Esrle
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
So sorry for your families loss- I knew Mr.Darling from when Richel was in elementary school and he would make sure she had lunch money. god Bless Him 💛

Kimberly Hoffman
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Sorry to read of the passing of Ron and send our thoughts and prayers to the Darling family. He will be missed at local events and various sports arenas as everyone knew he enjoyed watching his grandchildren no matter what the sport from ball to horses. He always had a smile and a conversation!!

Beverly L Moore
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
To all the family members of Ron. It was so nice to see Ron and wave Hi to him. I am so sorry for all of your loss. Keep your memories close and be Happy to have had him. Prayers for peace for all of you.

Gib Mason
   Posted Wed July 17, 2019
To all the Darling families,
My deepest condolences go out to you during this sad time.

David Kahle
   Posted Wed July 17, 2019
Betty and Cindy, i am very sorry for your loss. Ronnie was a good guy and neighbor. My thoughts are with you.

The Stearns Family
   Posted Wed July 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss, many prayers to you and your family through this difficult time. Love you guys ❤️

Chelsea Rickerson
   Posted Wed July 17, 2019
Rickel and Family,
My deepest condolences, he was the most generous, kindest man I have ever had the privilege of meeting. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Much Love,
Chelsea Rickerson

Patrick Black
   Posted Wed July 17, 2019
Betty, Cindy and Bill. You have my sincere condolences on the passing of Ron. May God Bless.

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