Ronald R. Hatter, 61, of 20 Kengrey Drive, Carlisle, died Thursday, Nov. 29, at Harrisburg Hospital.
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He was born on Saturday, March 10, 1951, in Pottsville, the son of the late Leo F. and Verna M. Schmeltz Hatter.
He was a 1969 graduate of Tri-Valley High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education from Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio.
He was employed in the physical therapy department at the former Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg, until 1992 when he became disabled.
He attended Carlisle Evangelical Free Church, and was a former member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View.
He was a former Little League and Teener League baseball coach and a former basketball coach.
Ron was an avid hunter, golfer, and bowler.
He is survived by his wife, Susan B. Grubbs, to whom he was married for 20 years.
He is also survived by three sons, Bradley D. Hatter and his wife Tonya of Dalmatia, Connor J. Grubbs of Carlisle, and Dakota L. Grubbs of Carlisle; two daughters, Lori A. Neiswender and her husband John of Muncy, and Sam S. Grubbs of Carlisle; a granddaughter, Kiera Neiswender; a grandson, Kaleb Neiswender; a sister, Gwen L. Wetzel of Sunbury; and a brother, Daniel L. Hatter of Camp Hill.
Memorial services were held at Carlisle Evangelical Free Church, 290 Petersburg Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013, on Sunday, Dec. 2, with Pastor Shad Baker officiating. A visitation with family was held Monday, Dec. 3, at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, followed by a graveside service at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Valley View, with Rev. Duane Bardo officiating.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.
Buffington-Reed Funeral Home
200 West Main Street
Valley View, PA 17983
Published in The News Item on Dec. 6, 2012