Ronald F. Bornais
November 21, 2018
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Ronald F. Bornais

Ronald F. Bornais, 78, of Cranberry Township passed away on Nov. 14 while under the care of the Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford. Born Dec. 31, 1939, in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Aurel Bornais and Anne McLaughlin Bornais. Ron was an active member of Dutilh United Methodist Church in Cranberry Township, where he served on the board of trustees and assisted with the church’s prison ministry. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, Ron became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War. After his service, he continued his work as a civilian aircraft mechanic. Ron was a branch manager and sales representative when he retired from Bush-Miller, Inc. During his lifetime, Ron enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, bowling, fixing things and vacationing at the beach. He will be missed by family and the wealth of friends he made throughout his life. Ron is survived by his wife, Wilma J. Bornais of Cranberry Township; his children, Clark (Amanda) Bornais, Matthew (Amy) Bornais, Sherri (David) Schubert and Jill (Walter) Kelley; his eight grandchildren, Adam (April) Kelley, Ryan Kelley, John and Sarah Ierino, Phillip (Krista) Kelley, Rebecca Atwood, Phillip and Joshua Bornais; his great-grandchildren, Jillian Atwood and Emersyn Kelley. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Jane (David) Scanlan, Ruth Ann Pigeon and Barb Bornais; his brothers-in-law, Ted Lamotte and Ken Farrell. In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his first wife, Judith Ann Bornais; his sisters, Annette Lamotte, Joyce Farrell and his infant sister, Mary; and his brother-in-law, Les Pigeon.

BORNAIS — Friends of Ronald F. Bornais, who died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, were received from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Dutilh United Methodist Church, 1270 Dutilh Road, Cranberry Township. A funeral service and military rite immediately followed the viewing. Arrangements have been entrusted to Boylan-Glenn-Kildoo Funeral Home, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. Donations may be made in Ron’s memory to Dutilh United Methodist Church. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at To view this obituary online, please visit