Ronald A. Bartizek, of Dallas, Pennsylvania, died September 6, 2019, at home of complications from Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer which he had been fighting since 2010. Ron was born August 16, 1947, in Willmantic, Conn. the son of Albert and Phyllis (Hoxie) Bartizek. At that time the family lived in Lebanon, where both the Hoxie and Bartizek families had been engaged in farming. He was a 1965 graduate of Windham High School and attended the University of Connecticut, Storrs and then Northwood Institute, Midland, Mich. Through a 38 year career in newspapers, Ron held positions in advertising sales and administration and general management. In 1980 he became the assistant publisher of the Lakeville Journal and Millerton, New York News. He served as vice-president of the Connecticut Editorial Association. Moving to Pennsylvania in 1983 he became advertising director of The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre. From 1988 to 2000, he and his wife Charlotte Senk Bartizek purchased and operated The Dallas Post and The Abington Journal, two weekly newspapers in northeastern Pennsylvania. In retirement, he was the business and assistant city editor of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader after selling his newspapers to them. In addition to his wife of 40 years, Charlotte Senk Bartizek, Ron is survived by their children, Kathryn Bartizek of Harrisburg and Carl Bartizek of San Diego, CA and his son Mark Bartizek of Omaha, Ne. Also his brother Brian Bartizek and sister-in-law Cora Bartizek of Windham, CT; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his first wife Olga Bartizek of Willmantic, A funeral service will be held in Pennsylvania. His remains will be interred in the New Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon. CT.