SOUTHPORT — After a brief illness, Ronald Gordon “Ron” Kracht, 80, peacefully passed away in the early hours of Monday, March 29, 2021, at home surrounded by his wife and children.
Ron was born Oct. 31, 1940, in Buffalo, New York. He spent his formative years in the Hill District of Pittsburgh and Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and worked as a sales engineer in HVAC. He enjoyed golf, poker, basketball, puzzles and good times with family and friends. Milestone birthdays and other occasions were celebrated with costume parties. His smile and gregarious personality are remembered fondly by all.
Survivors include his wife, Lynne Kracht; three children, Darci Kracht, and her husband, Michael Stacey, Kenneth Kracht and Timothy Kracht; granddaughter, Claire Stacey; brother, William Kracht; and sister, Nylia Riggenbach. He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Haus Kracht.
Due to COVID-19 considerations, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chef Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen.
Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.