Ronald L. Smith

Ronald L. Smith

Ronald L. Smith, 70, of Lancaster, PA, formerly of Mount Union, PA, passed away on October 15, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Isabelle & Donald M. Smith, Sr.

He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Shippensburg University and a Master's degree from Penn State University, both in Education. Ron taught 6th grade for 40 years with Mount Union School District. For many years, he was an assistant wrestling coach. He was the Cub Master for 30 years in Mount Union and was in charge of Webelos Scout Camp. Ron was an avid Notre Dame fan. He was a member of St. Catherines Catholic Church in Mount Union and St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Lancaster.

Ron was the beloved husband for 48 years to Diane (Bonaventure) Smith; the loving father of Nicole Dreyer, wife of James, and Brian Smith, fiancé of Susan Baldwin; cherished grandfather to 3 grandchildren: Luke and Abigail Dreyer, and Brooklynne Smith; and brother to Bonnie Kuntz, wife of John. He will be missed by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces & nephews.

Ron was preceded in death by a brother, Donald M. Smith, Jr.

A viewing will take place from 6-8 PM on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 N. George St., Millersville, PA 17551. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 AM on Friday, October 20 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603. A Celebration of Ron's Life will be held on November 18 from 2-5 PM at the V.F.W. in Mount Union, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ron's memory to the Hempfield Black Knight Wrestling Club, Mount Union Wrestling Club or a charity of your choice.

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Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory

441 North George Street
Millersville, PA 17551