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Ronald Read, Jr.

With heavy hearts, we are sharing that Ronald Patrick Read Jr. Esq, a loving son, brother, and uncle. has unexpectedly passed away. He was 31 years of age.

Born on September 25th, 1990, Ron was originally from Weirton, WV. and was currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA.

Growing up in Weirton, he attended Weir High School, where he was a Cross Country Champion and always enjoyed running.

After high school. he graduated Summa Cum laude from WVU in Political Science, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Ron then continued his education graduating with a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Presently, he was an attorney in Pittsburgh, PA, and well-known social activist.

He was recently featured on the local news for winning his case for his clients that were in support of the environment. Ron was always fighting for the underdog and planned on being a defense attorney.

He also enjoyed spending time volunteering at The Big Idea Bookstore. He met many of his friend there and went by the nickname, “Jack”.

He had a book published early in age titled Delete Me; An Argument Against Facebook and was about to publish a book titled None of the Above. He had a lifelong passion for reading and writing books. Ronnie always had an amazing joy for learning. Self-taught guitar player, C++ programming, Russian, and Religion to name a few.

He also excelled in many different forms of martial arts and loved boxing.

Most of all he will be remembered for being very intelligent, hardworking, kind, humble, and a selfless man. He was always willing to help a friend or a great cause.

Ronnie nourished his faith at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Weirton.

He had a bright future ahead and would have continued to do so much good for this world. Ronnie was healthy and full of life but currently was battling Covid-19. An autopsy will try to answer questions.

We find comfort knowing he is with his dad, Ron, in Heaven. Both taken from us way too soon. Please send prayers for our family while we manage through this devastating time.

In addition to both sets of grandparents, Ronnie was preceded in death by his father, Ronald P. Read in February of 2005.

He will be remembered with love by his mother, Pamela Bailey Read; his sisters, Kelly Read Plubell (Paul) and Shaunna Read; many aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews including his niece and nephew, Joni, and Colby Plubell.

Visitation will be Thursday from 3 PM until 7 PM at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. With respect of Covid-19, masks and an awareness of social distancing is encouraged. Masks will be provided.

A Liturgy of the Word Service will be held privately with his family on Friday.

Ronnie will be laid to rest next to his father at Saint Paul’s Cemetery in Weirton, WV.

Please share stories of Ronnie “Jack” at www.grecohertnick.com