Father Ronald Anthony Getsiger, 83, of Weirton, WV passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, December 18, 2020, with his caregiver Patty, family friend Joni Burskey and his two best friends (pets) Suzie and Briged at his side.
He was born February 27, 1937 in Atlasburg, PA a son ot the late Anthony and Sue (Fedorsin) Getsinger. He is also preceded by a sister Linda Sue Gryp, and his grandparents John and Anna Fedorsin, and Anton and Mary Getsinger.
Father Ron was an Air Force Veteran and a retired pastor of the Immaculate Conception Parish in New Cumberland.
Father Getsinger attended St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. He was ordained to the priesthood May 18, 1968, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling by Bishop Joseph H. Hodges.
Following his ordination, he served as assistant at St. Anne Parish in Bristol, VA, and then at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Huntington. From 1069 to 1976 he was chaplain at Wheeling Hospital. He then served as associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Huntington from 1976 to 1977, administrator of St. Patrick Parish in Mannington from 1977 to 1978 and at Good Shepherd Parish in Glenville from 979 to 1980, and as associate pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Follansbee from 1980 to 1986, and then at St. John Parish in Belle from 1986 to 2004.
He retired from active ministry in February 2004. However from 2009 to 2010 he served as chaplain of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 13734 and as chaplain to Auxiliary No. 3934 of the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his nephew Anthony, great nephew Aiden and brother Ernest.