Ronald E. Beer
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MANSFIELD: Ron Beer knew that a good sense of humor was the pole that gave balance to the tightrope of life. He balanced his good work ethic, complete devotion to his family and a steadfast faith with the "pole" of humor. His sense of humor was a gift from God, in whose son Jesus Christ Ron placed his entire life. Christ is the way, the truth and the life (John 14) and Ron always strove to live a life worthy to be called Christian.
Ron's boisterous laughter and "one-liners" have been quieted as he passed away Saturday afternoon November 24, 2012. He was 64.
Born November 28, 1947, in Mansfield to Edward and Teresa (Bogner) Beer, Ron was graduated from Madison High School in 1965.
He was a member of The Apostolic Christian Church on Middle Bellville Road, and it was there at church he met a young lady visting from Detroit, who happened to be driving a sharp new Firebird. He married that young lady, Carolyn L. Dudlets in Detroit on June 20, 1970, and they lived several years there before returning to Mansfield.
Ron worked as a systems analyst, sub-contracted and associated with Century Link. Ron considered his co-workers his friends, and seldom went about town without greeting an "old friend from the phone company" or an old high school buddy.
For several years, Ron and Carolyn operated Cones 'n' Things, a Lexington Avenue ice cream shop. He was a gifted artist in the medium of stained glass, and invested his time and talent creating stunning church windows, pictures, cupboard doors and lamp shades.
Ron loved his family and modeled genuine Christian faith to them. He formerly taught Sunday school at the church and dearly loved the scriptures from "cover to cover."
He is survived by his wife Carolyn Beer; their son and daughter-in-law Bradley & Melissa Beer of Mansfield; grandsons Asher Beer and Micah Beer; a sister and brother-in-law Delores & Paul Getz of Mansfield; a brother and sister-in-law David & Betty Beer of Mansfield; aunts Lydia Bogner of Mansfield and Rosemary Bogner of Lincoln, RI; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and an extended family that includes supportive co-workers, good friends and neighbors.
The Beer family will receive friends Tuesday, November 27, 2012, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A worship service, giving glory to God and thanksgiving for the life of Ronald Beer, will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in The Apostolic Christian Church, 1332 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Contributions in Ron's memory to The Apostolic Christian Church may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Beer family, and private condolences to them may be made online at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Published in the News Journal on Nov. 26, 2012