Ronald Lee Sheetz, Sr.

February 12, 1941 ~ August 6, 2018 (age 77)
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Ronald Lee Sheetz Sr., 77, of Yeagertown, passed away at Fox Chase Hospital in Philadelphia on Monday, August 6, 2018.           

Born February 12, 1941, in Burnham, he was the son of the late John Shaffer Sheetz and Ethel Margaret (Wagner) Sheetz.  He was also preceded in death by his sister, Nancy (Sheetz) Stitt, in 1985, and his brother, James C. "Jack" Sheetz, in 2017.

Surviving at home is his wife of 55 years, Linda (Snyder) Sheetz; four children, Rhonda (Sheetz) Williams, of Yeagertown; Kathy (Sheetz) Fultz and husband, Justin, of Yeagertown, Ronald Lee Sheetz, Jr., of Lewistown; and Ryan Layton Sheetz and wife, Holly, of Vira; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Monte K. Sheetz and wife, Sue, of Yeagertown.

He graduated from Chief Logan High School, Class of 1960.

Ron was a Methodist by faith and a member of Yeagertown United Methodist Church.

He was employed by Standard Steel in the wheel mill for 33 years, retiring in 1998.  In his early years, he worked at Fisher Electronics, where he met his adoring wife, Linda.

In his younger years, Ron played the drums in several bands – The Cyclones and The Caravans.  He played with a group of residents in the retirement village of Cloverleaf in Brooksville, Florida.  He also enjoyed playing Suzuki Q chord guitar at several nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  He won a prize for his instrumental playing in a parade in Cloverleaf.

Ron cherished his time camping along the Juniata River with his family and spending the winters in his home in Florida with his wife.  He loved fishing, hunting and photography of wildlife and plants.  He enjoyed planting flowers, tomato plants and feeding the hummingbirds.  He spoke often of his bird dog, Spot, whom he trained himself.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown.  His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2018, at the funeral home, with Pastor Rachel Horst officiating.

Interment will take place at Birch Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ron’s name may be made to the Astrazeneca Hope Lodge, 110 W. Laurel Ave., Cheltenham, PA 19012.    

Donations may be made to:

Astrazeneca Hope Lodge
110 W. Laurel Ave., Cheltenham PA 19012

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