Ronald L. Ammerman
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Ronald L. Ammerman, age 69, of Landenberg, PA, and formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away on September 18, 2013.
Born in Atlanta, GA, to the late Louis and Evelyn Ammerman, Ron was raised in North Tonawanda, NY, where he graduated from "NT" High School Class of 1961. While attending high school, he also graduated from Radio Electronic Television School. Ron enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he became a Fire Control Technician (missiles). He attended the University of Delaware, working toward a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. Ron worked as a Senior Development Specialist in the engineering department at DuPont Co. in Wilmington for over twenty five years, and retired in 2009.
Ron's greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family, especially camping and vacationing together. Ron was "Mr. Fix-It" and enjoyed tackling any type of project. He took great pride in the family's log home he built himself in Landenberg. In his spare time he enjoyed working on all types of cars and engines, photography, and using his handyman skills to help anyone in need. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his corny jokes.
Ron was also a man of strong faith and very active with his church, where he had held many positions through the years. Ron and his wife also sang with another couple in a Gospel quartet, The Sojourners. They performed concerts, and their puppet shows featured scripts Ron had written.
Ron is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Susan (Nee Katzenberger). He was the devoted father of William (Kimberly) Ammerman of Newark, DE, Rhonda (Brian) Gorog, of Silver City, NM, and Evelyn (Joseph) Mason of Wilmington, DE; dear brother to Gary (Martie) and David (Brenda) Ammerman, Linda (Dennis) Neal, Guy (Barbara), Keith (Debra) and Boyd (Lisa) Ammerman, and loving Grandpa of Louis, Lee, Benjamin, Daniel, Carolyn, Sarah, Megan, Kathryn, Susannah, Charlotte and Ronald.
A viewing will be held on Monday, September 23rd from 6 to 8 PM at McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 and on Tuesday, September 24th from 10 to 11 AM at Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, 3813 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808, where Ron's funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Interment will be at Longwood Cemetery, 945 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Christian Fellowship Church.
For online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com
McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
3710 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE 19808
Published in The News Journal on Sept. 22, 2013