Ronald Eugene Dascombe Sr.
Mary Irene Beatty
Ronald Eugene Dascombe Jr.


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1. Constance Ann Weidner

Ronald Eugene Dascombe Jr. 2

  • Born: 9 May 1930, Knox, Clarion, PA, USA 3
  • Marriage (1): Constance Ann Weidner on 20 Jan 1951 in Roselle, Union, NJ, USA 1
  • Died: 19 Jul 1969, Cam Ranh, , Khánh Hòa, VNM at age 39 3 4
  • Buried: Knox, Clarion, PA, USA 3

   FamilySearch ID: KZL8-8GJ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: 2031 Tioga ave., Philadelphia, Pa. In Feb 1951 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

2. Newspaper: Oil City Derrick: Dascombes Donate Blood, 22 May 1958, Oil City, Venango, PA. 5 Former Knox Man Cited For Donations Of Blood
Navy Petty Officer Ronald E. Dascombe and his wife, who live in Hollidaysburg, were featured in a recent front page story in the Roaring Spring newspaper for the frequent donations of blood. The petty officer, a former resident of Knox, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dascombe, owners of the Dascombe Hardware store.
Shortly after Mr. Dascombe and his wife, Constance, arrived in Blair County to begin a two-year tour of U. S. Naval Recruiting work in the Altoona area, they became regular donors at the Red Cross bloodmobile visits. The newspaper article which cited the young couple for their contributions of life-saving blood included a photograph, showing them reading a letter of gratitude from a child who received a pint of their blood. Petty Officer Dascombe has served aboard the USS Sea Leopard with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and was on the USS Trout in the North Atlantic in underseas duty. The couple has three children, Linda, six years old; Mary Susan, four years old; and Stanley, two years old. When asked why they have frequent donations of blood, they replied that their reason was simple. "We know we would be even praying that blood would be available if one of our children needed it suddenly. "Accidents happen frighteningly quick to children. Now, while we are young, and in good health, we should give so that others can be helped back to health. "Also, what we are trying to do for others, we hope people would do for us, if we are in need of Red Cross blood service. "It is so easy to give blood, it takes so little time, that it is the least we can do to be good neighbors wherever we are stationed." Next fall, the recruiter will complete his two-year tour in the Altoona area and Ihe Dascombe fam!y will be moving from Hollidaysburg.

3. Residence: on 22 May 1958 in Hollidaysburg, Blair, PA, USA. 5

4. Residence: on 14 Oct 1959 in Pearl City, Honolulu, HI, USA. 6

5. Residence: 1963 San Diego Directory: Dascombe Ronald E. (Connie) USN h 957 Hilltop dr (CV) in 1963 in Chula Vista, San Diego, CA, USA. 7

6. Obituary: The Oil Derrick: Lt. Ronald Dascombe Is Victim on 21 Jul 1969 in Oil City, Venango, PA. 4 KNOX -- Lt. Ronald E. Dascombe Jr., 39, United Slates Navy,was instantly killed Saturday when a jeep turned over at Cam Ranh Bay near Saigon, Vietnam. A Navy career man on his second lour of duly in Vietnam, he was believed to have been on an inspection tour when he was killed. Notification of his death was brought to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ronald K. Dascombe Sr. of Knox, at 1 p.m. Sunday by Lt. Commander Richardson of Pittsburgh. Lieutenant Dascombe who joined the Navy in 1946, was in the Submarine Division. He served a year in Vietnam in 1946 and arrived in Vietnam for his second tour of duty three months ago. His first tour of duty was in and around Da Nang. During his service career, he completed officers' training and was scheduled to retire June 30, 1970. A son of Ronald E. and Mary Beatty Dascombe, he attended school in Knox and Cleveland. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving along with his parents are three daughters, Linda, 17, Susan, 15, and Debbie, 10, a son, Stanley, 14; a brother, Herbert Dascombe of Butler, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Eleanor) Maratta of Hampton Bays, N.Y. Further announcement will made on funeral services, to be in charge of the Roy P. Stuart Funeral Home in Knox.

Ronald married Constance Ann Weidner, daughter of Harry Stanley Weidner and Mary Edna Bicher, on 20 Jan 1951 in Roselle, Union, NJ, USA.1 (Constance Ann Weidner was born on 11 Dec 1931 in Reading, Berks, PA 8, christened on 5 Feb 1933 in Reading: Alsace Lutheran Church, Berks, PA, USA 8 and died in 2016 in Batemans Bay, , NSW, AUS.)


1 "The Blizzard (Oil City, PA)," 25 Jan 1951, page 18. Weidner - Dascombe Wedding.

2 Find A Grave,

3, California, U.S., Marriage Index, 1949-1959 (Original data: California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records—Vitalsearch ( The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California.), Michael J. Howe age 27 m. 14 Apr 1967 Constance A. Weidner, age 35 in San Diego.

4 The Oil City Derrick (Oil City, PA), 21 Jul 1969, page 12. Lt. Ronald Dascombe Jr. Killed.

5 The Oil City Derrick (Oil City, PA), 22 May 1958, page 12.

6 The Oil City Derrick (Oil City, PA), 14 Oct 1959, page 11.

7, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, printed page 206, online image 394, Ronald E. Dascombe, 1963, Chula Vista, CA.

8 Strauch Funeral Home (Spring Brook, Lackawanna, PA), obituary of Colleen Marr.

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