Ronald L. Echard passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020. He was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on April 28, 1952 the son of the late Emery W. and Elizabeth (Poorman) Echard. He lived his entire life in New Stanton, Pennsylvania. Ron graduated from Hempfield Area High School and continued studies in Computer Science at Westmoreland County Community College. He retired as the Fleet Coordinator of Westmoreland County in 2016. Previously, he was co-owner of Perry Auto Parts in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania and worked as a manager at the Dutch Kettle and Keg Restaurant in New Stanton. He was a past governor of the Perryopolis Loyal Order of Moose, and he was currently serving as the Mayor of New Stanton Borough. Ron was a member of Holy Cross Church in Youngwood, Pennsylvania where he served as a money counter and the Warden of the Gilbert Straub Council of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 46 years, Linda (Morgan) Echard, his daughter, Elizabeth Rose Echard of New Stanton, whom he adored, his special aunt, Sara Giron of Greensburg, brother-in-law, Albert (Cindy) Morgan of Uniontown, and numerous special nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law the late Albert T. Jr. and Stella M. (Cirollo) Morgan, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law the late Ronald L. and Carol M. (Morgan) Umbel, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. His respect for life was evidenced by the way he treated everyone he met, and he believed that it was his responsibility to be a steward of all wildlife creatures, along with his beloved dogs Brandy, Shelby, Sadie, and Gracie. Ron will be sadly missed by his family and friends of all ages.
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