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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Schwoegl, Ronald Michael

On Friday December 18th, Ronald Michael Schwoegl, 62, went to be with the Lord after a very short battle with pancreatic cancer. Ron passed away at home in Verona PA, surrounded by family after a loving lifetime of happiness with his best friend and wife, Janet Marie McAndrew. He was also very proud of the son he raised, Daniel Paul Schwoegl, whose wife Nicole is the daughter of his heart. Ron was very supportive of his wife and her demanding career. Much of the day to day child care fell on him; the children in young Dan’s class called him Dan’s Homeroom Mom. He also journeyed with Dan along his Boy Scouting path, and beamed when Dan earned his Eagle Scout – this was one of his proudest accomplishments. Ron was born on May 8th 1958 in Avonworth PA, to his beautiful mother Anna Belle Schwoegl (née Pollock) and the late George Schwoegl. He is survived by many family and friends including his brother Mike (Colleen) and sister Holly (Mike). He was well loved by several nieces and nephews and countless others who claimed him as their Uncle Ron, or Uncle Remus to his SCA family. Touching the lives of many, Ron was a talented and brilliant musician who loved playing and collecting medieval music instruments and loved filling any room with his voice. He would sing and serenade anyone who was in the room, and he would sing just to “test the acoustics.” He especially couldn’t resist this temptation when in a church. In addition to playing in loud band with the SCA and many other medieval groups, Ron served as a cantor for years at St. Joseph’s in Verona (now Holy Family Parish) where he was a faithful parishioner and his love of God shined brightly. He loved all things music, from which he would often quote, and would often be heard singing anything ranging from Gilbert and Sullivan to Disney’s Frozen. His joy in music filled the hearts of everyone he met, and inspired many others in their own journeys; he will be deeply and sincerely missed. In addition to his love of music, Ron was an avid storyteller who always had one adventure or another to expound upon. One of his favorite stories to tell was about the puppet shows he would put on with his young son Dan at the SCA, happily landing Dan in the newspapers at events. Some of his other favorites were how he once was pulled over on his bicycle for going too fast, about traveling to Scotland and Australia for work, or even about carrying his small son around in a backpack – and every story he told with a smile on his face and the fullness of a heart fond of family and friends. He was a hard worker, & earned a Pelican (a service peerage) for his efforts (mostly supporting his wife) in the Society for Creative Anachronism, where he was known as Master Remus Fletcher. Ron was very adamant that everyone remains safe during the COVID pandemic and therefore there will be no visitation hours. A Latin funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 10:00 am at St. John Baptist Catholic Church in Plum. Everyone Please Meet At The Church. The Mass will be live streamed for all who wish to attend. There will be a future memorial service held in his honor on his next birthday, granted all COVID restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to Holy Family Parish, as the Church and our Heavenly Father were Ron’s first love. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICE, 421 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont, PA