Ronald C. Hine

Feb. 17, 2013

Mr. Ronald C. Hine, 56, of Shavertown, passed into Eternal Life Sunday morning in the Cedar Crest Boulevard Campus of the Lehigh Valley Health Care System, Allentown, following complications after being stricken ill earlier in the week.

Born Nov. 10, 1956 in Susquehanna, Pa., he was the son of Mrs. Dorothy L. (Wayman) Hine Tyler of Susquehanna and the late Clifton B. Hine.

Educated in the Susquehanna County schools, Ron was a graduate of the Blue Ridge High School, New Milford, Class of 1975.

He was employed as the purchasing manager for Payne Printery of Dallas. Prior to that, he worked part time for Riders World of Wilkes-Barre, and several years for FedEx Ground, Techneglas, the former Strohemann Bakery and the Hallstead Iron Foundry. He previously was involved with the Youth for Christ in Susquehanna County as well as the 4-H Club.

He attended the Cross Creek Community Church, Carverton Road, Shavertown. Enjoying sporting events, he previously followed closely with his children's sporting events, being a past assistant coach for both the Back Mountain Youth Baseball and Youth Soccer leagues, and is remembered as being an avid Penn State football fan.

Enjoying the outdoors, Ron was an avid hunter and fisherman, teaching these skills to all three of his children. He was a life member of both the North American Hunting and Fishing Clubs, and was instrumental for organizing the very first annual Hine Family Labor Day campout on the Hine Family Farm, which continues to the present day. In addition to gathering his family for outings, Ron enjoyed family ancestry and genealogy, a passion that led him to meet distant relatives on a recent trip to Connecticut.

Ron was also an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed his time working with Riders World. He was noted along with his wife, the former Joan Marie Schultz, and family in a Father's Day article by The Times Leader on June 20, 1993 for having an active role in delivering his third child at the family home. He and his wife, Joanie, celebrated 32 years of married life together on Sept. 13, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Clifton B. Hine, in 1996 and by several aunts and uncles.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Joanie, at home, and his mother, Dorothy, and her husband, William Tyler, are Ron and Joanie's children, Corey, a Ph.D. chemistry candidate at Syracuse University; Megan, a senior in Business Management at St. Francis University, Loretto, Pa., and Kevin, a sophomore in Information Technology at Penn State University Wilkes-Barre campus; brothers and sister, Jerry and Karen Hine of New Milford; Randy and Cathy Hine of Dover, Fla.; Mark and Amy Hine of New Milford; Christopher and Kristy Hine of Lewistown, and Doreen and Kevin Howard of Factoryville; several aunts, uncles, numerous cousins; brothers and sisters-in-law, including Cathy and Ray Jackubowski of Shavertown; Mary Jean Schultz of Kingston; Larry and Joanne Schultz of Trucksville; Betsy and Mark Theis of East Stroudsburg; Kenny and Susie Schultz of Harding; Janet and Len Price of Nuangola, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ron will be conducted on Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Dave Martin, pastor of Cross Creek Community Church, officiating. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cemetery, Pioneer Avenue, Shavertown section of Kingston Township.

Relatives and friends may join Ron's family for visitation and remembrances Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions are requested in Ron's memory to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

To send Ron's wife and family online words of comfort, support and friendship, please visit our family's website at

Published in Times Leader on Feb. 19, 2013