Ronald G. Misner of Newton, N.J., passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 3, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 81.
Son of the late Clarence and Goldie Misner, he was born July 28, 1939. In his early years, Ronald was a mechanic and worked at Phillips 66 Garage in Jefferson, N.J. He later was the owner/operator of A-1 Paving in Newton for 20 years. After retiring from paving, Ronald was a firearms dealer in Pennsylvania and was an avid enthusiast and collector of guns.
Ronald was a lifetime member of the NRA and was also a former member of Mt. Pocono Gun Club. Although he was not a member of a church, Ronald believed in God and always spent time in prayer. He often said, “You don’t have to go to church to pray.” Ronald will be terribly missed by his family.
Ronald was also predeceased by a stepson, Bobby, in 1994; and a daughter, Rose Bennet, in 2019; sisters, Joyce Giancola, Pat Reyes, and Yolanda DeGroat; as well as brothers, Bobby, Gary, Richard, and Ernie.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marjorie; son, Tony; daughters, Julia Yando of Lafayette, N.J., and Roni Wright of Fredon, N.J.; and a half-brother, Danny Giancola, of Hampton, N.J. He is survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services are private and are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, Newton. Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860.