The Life of Ronald C. Radcliffe

Ronald C. "Manny" Radcliffe, 79, of Mertztown, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Saint Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus. He was the widower of Margo A. (Wendell) Radcliffe, who died September 18, 2009. Born in Longswamp Township, Manny was a son of the late Stanley W. and Dorothy K. (Dankel) Radcliffe.

Manny was a meat cutter and part owner for over 50 years at the family-owned Radcliffe's Great Valu Grocery, Mertztown. He retired in 2011. He enjoyed sports, especially watching the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. He enjoyed traveling to the casinos with his late wife and sweetheart, Margo. Manny was a member of Ray A. Master Post 217 American Legion, Topton.

SURVIVORS: Ronald is survived by his daughter, Cathlene D. (Radcliffe), wife of Doug G. Bachman, Greensboro, NC and a son, Corey A. Radcliffe, Topton. There are three grandsons: Ryan D.; Nathan G., and Daniel G.; and great grandsons Adin M. and Nathan, Jr. Other survivors include a sister, Robin C. (Radcliffe), wife of William R. Yellets, Mertztown; and a brother, Stanley M., widower of Ruth M. (Moyer) Radcliffe, Mertztown.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Topton Union Cemetery, Topton. There are no public viewing or calling hours.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contribution be made in Manny's memory to: The American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451, or on-line at

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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First and foremost, many many hugs to all. I just asked how Manny was doing a week or so ago. Will always remember Manny and Margo as the best neighbors on Farmington Road. Remember when our son Christopher was born, they put a big welcome home sign with balloons in the front yard. Many more memories! Rest peacefully Ronnie, Margo I am sure was waiting for you by the pool in heaven. Hugs Cathy! Love to all!   Lloyd & Betty Adam

Posted by Lloyd & Betty A on 06/26/2020


Posted by JOANNE P on 06/29/2020

In memory

Ronald and Margo were wonderful dancers and I remember in my teenage tears watching them at the Topton Legion I grocery shop there many years and his mother was my hairdresser great guy will miss him my sister Lucille knew the whole family too RIP Manny Sympathies to your family

Posted by joanne p on 07/03/2020