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HANOVER Ron Schloyer, 71, a longtime Hanover resident, entered eternal life October 13, 2013, surrounded by his family at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover. He is survived by his wife, Roxonne (Hall) Schloyer. The two would have celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary this coming November. Born October 20, 1941, in Berwick, Ron was a son of the late Ray W. and Faustina L. (Grasley) Schloyer. Ron moved to Hanover in 1963 after graduating from Mansfield College to teach music in the Hanover School District. During his 38 year tenure, he taught classroom music throughout the district, directed the high school chorus, organized the high school show choir, and directed the high school musicals and plays. After his retirement in 2001, Ron directed the high school musicals at Littlestown School District for many years. He also produced and directed shows at Hanover Little Theatre and Eichelberger Performing Arts Center. Ron directed church choirs for 50 years, serving Grace United Church of Christ in Hanover, Grace United Methodist Church in Hanover, Zion United Methodist Church in York, Otterbein United Methodist Church in York, and Hanover Church of the Brethren. He was also well known as a vocalist in the Hanover area, singing at many weddings and performing with his a cappella men's group, The Prodigal Sons; and with his wife, Roxie. In addition to Ron's musical talents, he was an accomplished, award-winning watercolorist. He was a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and the Philadelphia Water Color Society. He was also a member of the Adams County Arts Council, the York Art Association, and the Hanover Area Arts Guild, where he also served on the board. Ron taught watercolor classes in Mechanicsburg, Gettysburg, York, and Hanover. In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by three daughters, Heidi Small and her husband Perry of Abbottstown, Krista Mosonyi and her husband George of Harrisburg, and Anna Davis and her husband Chuck of Bowie, Md.; three stepchildren, Annissa Koontz-Baldwin and her husband Buddy of Jeffersonton, Va., Katrica Hinkle and her husband Todd of East Berlin, and Nick Koontz and his wife Megan of Hanover; seven beloved grandchildren, Parker and Cecily Mosonyi, Winston Davis, Morghan and Jensen Hinkle, and Zakkary and Jacoby Koontz; two brothers, Dean Schloyer and his companion Denise Harhai of Alexandria, Va., and Carroll Schloyer and his wife Kalen of East Long Meadows, Mass.; and his mother-in-law, Lorraine Hall of Hanover. A memorial service to celebrate Ron's life will be held at 3 p.m. on his 72nd birthday, Sunday, October 20, 2013, at his church, Trinity United Church of Christ, 116 York St., Hanover, PA 17331, with the Rev. Margaret "Peg" Grzelkowski and Pastor Geraldine M. Godfrey officiating. Friends are invited to greet the family following the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron's memory to the Hanover Area Art Guild, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover, PA 17331. To share memories of Ron and view a video tribute, please visit www.wetzelfuneralhome.com
Published in Evening Sun from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2013
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