Ron Steele, the long time CEO of the Greater Erie Community Action Committee, has died following what the agency called a “brave battle” with cancer.
Steele was 62-years old.
Steele took the agency reins in 2004 and workers there tell Action News that there is a profound sense of sadness and regret over the loss of their leader.
“The thoughts and prayers of the Board of Directors and employees of GECAC go out to Mr. Steele’s wife Barbara, mother, siblings, family members as well as to his fraternity brothers and friends.” the statement concluded
An agency spokesperson asked that we don’t ask for on-camera interviews at this time so that staff members can grieve privately before speaking publicly.