We received word from Charlie Apple that 3-W-S (WWSW-FM 94.5) Radio’s R.D. (“Rinky Dink”) Summers passed away early Sunday morning. Apple’s email said, “He DJ’d at the Tarentum Elks last (Saturday) night, slept in this morning, and passed away sometime during his sleep. His death was discovered around 1 PM.” Apple called Summers a real gentleman and an excellent Oldies D.J. and M.C.
Summers’ real name was Thomas L. Renkenberger and he recently turned 60 years old. Friends will be received on Tuesday (February 17) at Todd Funeral Home in Beaver where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday. He was survived by his mother, a sister, a neice, several aunts, uncles and cousins.