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Ronald Lee Pitzer

October 17, 1964 — September 11, 2023

Ronald Lee Pitzer, 58, of Rochester, unexpectedly passed away on September 11, 2023, at his residence. He was a beloved son, father, brother, grandfather, and uncle. Ron was a kind-hearted individual who lived life to the fullest and left a lasting impact on all those fortunate enough to have known him.

Born on October 17, 1964 in Rochester, he was the son of the late Ronald W. and Dawna R. Young Pitzer. Ron developed a deep connection with the outdoors from a young age. He had a zest for adventure that led him to explore various thrilling activities such as rock climbing, scuba diving, karate, hiking, camping, and boating. The great outdoors was his playground, and he found solace in the beauty of nature.

Not only did Ron enjoy outdoor adventures, but he also had an innate talent for building things and working with his hands. Whether it was repairing broken objects or creating something from scratch, Ron's craftsmanship knew no bounds. His dedication to his craft was evident in every project he undertook.

However, what truly set Ron apart was his unwavering commitment to helping others. He possessed a compassionate soul and always went out of his way to lend a helping hand whenever anyone needed it. His generosity knew no bounds, and countless people were grateful beneficiaries of his kindness.

Ron will be deeply missed by his surviving family members. He is also survived by his beloved daughter Leeann Thompson (Jose Nopal), who found inspiration in her father's adventurous spirit. Ronald's sister Dawna L. Pitzer and niece Dawna Pitzer held special places in his heart as well.

The love Ron had for his family extended to the next generation as he adored spending time with his grandchildren Jeremy Thompson, Damien Heavner, and Adrianna Nopal Thompson. His playful nature brought joy into their lives and created special memories they will cherish forever.

Ronald Lee Pitzer's legacy will forever live on in the hearts of his family and friends. He was a remarkable individual who faced life's challenges with grace and determination. His vibrant spirit, love for adventure, and dedication to helping others will continue to inspire all those who knew him.

In honoring his memory, let us remember the joy he brought into our lives and strive to embody the qualities that made Ronald so exceptional. As we bid farewell to this extraordinary soul, may we take solace in knowing that he has embarked on his greatest adventure yet, leaving behind a legacy that will endure for generations to come.

May Ronald Lee Pitzer rest in eternal peace.

As per Ron's request all services were private. Arrangements were handled by the CORLESS-MATTER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, LCC, 1133 Church Street, Ambridge. Online condolences may be shared at

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