Ronald W. "Ronnie" Donat, 74, of Lenhartsville, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. |
He was the husband of Nancy E. (Kerschner) Donat and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August of this year.
He was born in Schnecksville, a son of the late Nevin and Ada (Trexler) Donat.
He was employed as a cryogenic machinery mechanic for the Air Products and Chemicals Co. Trexlertown, for 31 years retiring in 2003. He was also a self employed farmer in Greenwich Township from 1954 to 1982.
He was a member of New Jerusalem Zion U.C.C. Church Krumsville.
He was a 1957 graduate of Kutztown Area High School, and later he attended Penn state University.
Ronnie was a very caring person, who enjoyed helping his neighbors.
Survivors besides his wife includes two sons, Terry L. (Cheryl) Donat, Glen Ellyn, ILL and David J. (Beverly A.) Donat, at home and his two beloved grandchildren, Meghan and Ashley. He was also predeceased by his sister Barbara Heinly.
His Funeral service will be held on Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. in the Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway (Rt.143), New Tripoli, Pa. 18066, with Pastor Larry E. Hemsley officiating. His viewing will be on Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m., in the Funeral Home. Burial will take place in New Bethel Union Cemetery, Kempton.
Published in www.pottsmerc.com on Sept. 3, 2013