Ronald Dushney

Obituary of Ronald Michael Dushney

Ronald M. Dushney, 74, of Peckville died Friday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born in Peckville, he was the son of the late William Sr. and Edna Petrovich Dushney. Ron was a graduate of Blakely High School, class of 1964. He then moved on to Bordentown Military Academy in 1965. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1969 from Notre Dame University. Ron was a football standout with the Blakely Bears and started as a sophomore in 1966 for Notre Dame and played in what was known as “the game of the century” between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Michigan State which resulted in a 10-10 tie. He also played with the Canada football league. Ron was in the movie Rudy. He was a prominent businessman in the area, owning several establishments and real estate. Surviving are his nieces; Kathie Krynick and husband John, Peckville and Bridget Mozeleski and husband Bill, Eynon; a grandnephew Brett Mozeleski, Peckville; a nephew, William Dushney III and companion Dawn, Peckville, grand nieces, Sable and Gabrielle Dushney, Peckville; a niece Nicole Dushney and husband Marc Louth, Olyphant; godchildren, Bridget Mozeleski, Molly Gladieux, and Conor Farrell an aunt, Emma Petrovich and several cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Berry and a brother, William Dushney Jr. Special thank you to Prince Oduro who helped take of our Uncle Ron. The funeral will be on Saturday with Parastas service at 10 am at the Chapel at St. Cyril’s Cemetery, Olyphant. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. There will be a private viewing. Donations can be made to Ara Parsghian Medical Research, Neumann Pick Disease. Arrangements are under the care and direction of James M. Margotta Funeral Home, Peckville. For directions or online condolences, visit

Parastas Service

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Saturday, March 20, 2021
St.Cyril's Cemetery
Peach St., Gino Merli Dr.
Peckville, Pennsylvania, United States
Cemetery Service
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