Ronald F. Rodkey

TANEYTOWN, MD Ronald Franklin Rodkey, 66, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He was the husband of Joan Warner Rodkey, to whom he was married 38 years. Born December 2, 1946, in Hanover, he was the son of the late Roland and Mary Leppo Rodkey. Ronnie was a lifelong truck driver and drove for Devilbiss Trucking in Union Bridge, Md., the Harvey Salt Company in Baltimore, and Utz Quality Foods in Hanover. He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Taneytown and was a veteran of the United States Army. He had a great sense of humor and loved to joke around. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters, Rhonda Atwell and husband, Michael of Taneytown, and Robin DeGroft and husband, Jamie of Cave City, Ky.; sisters, Pat Haines of Westminster, Md., Peggy Warner and husband, Sam of Taneytown, and Debbie Stambaugh and husband, Barney of Westminster; brothers, Richard Rodkey and wife, Emma of Taneytown, and David Rodkey and wife, Karen of Littlestown; grandchildren, Riley DeGroft, and Curtis, Leah, and Victoria Atwell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, at Grace United Church of Christ, 49 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, with the Rev. Steven Ostendorf officiating. Interment will follow in Grace U.C.C. Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, Md., and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 49 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD, 21787. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Published in Evening Sun on July 20, 2013