Ronald D. Fast

Ronald D. Fast, 80, died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at his home.

He was born at home January 19, 1934 in Polk, Ohio to the late Urban and Irene (Sage) Fast. They preceded him in death. He married Margaret (Peg) Snider on May 29, 1954, at the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren. She survives.

Other survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Lesa and Dan Delcamp of Covington, Ohio; son, Matthew Fast of Troy, Ohio; 2 grandsons, Lucas (Abby) Delcamp of Troy, Ohio and Ben Delcamp of Buda, Texas; beloved great-grandson, Owen Delcamp of Troy, Ohio; Brother-Robert (Glenna) Fast of Tipp City, Ohio and Carol (Richard) Barns of Mobile, Alabama. Brother-in-law Fred (Kristine) Snider of Troy, Ohio. Ron graduated from Newton High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division.

He attended Hobart Welding School and was employed by Hobart Brothers for 36 years. Before his retirement in 1996 he had worked as a welding instructor, welding technician, product manager, marketing manager and technical training director. He was a member of the Hobart Brothers Milestone Club and the American Welding Society.

Ron was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren where he served on several commissions and also as SundaySchool teacher and superintendent. He was a member of the Brukner Nature Center and the Brukner Nature Carvers Wood Carving Club, where he served as Vice-President for 2 years. He enjoyed antique tractors, woodcarving, fishing, hunting, canoeing, hiking, downhill skiing, running, and most of all his family. Ron was a member of the International Society of Poets and was published in several magazines and anthologies. He also self-published 2 books of poetry.

His body was donated to the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University.

A celebration of Ron's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1st at the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren, 300 East Monument Street, Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service as well as a fellowship time afterwards with pie and ice cream per Ron's request.

The family requests memorial contributions be made in Ron's memory to Hospice of Miami County or the Pleasant Hill History Center Building Fund.

Published in Troy Daily News from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2014