June 27th, 2015 1:46 am

First Posted: 1/13/2013

Life around here is a little less fun today.

We lost a jovial friend on Friday when Ronald Mortimer died. Better known as Ronnie or just Mort, Mortimer was well-liked as a Pittston Area history teacher, writer and city clerk.

He was the chairman of the Pittston Area history department. He loved history in general and loved local history. He loved Pittston, too, and served her as city clerk after he retired from teaching in 2004.

He had a memorable laugh, which he was quick to express and he was quick with a joke of his own.