Ronald L. Smith

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Ronald L. Smith, 70, of Lancaster, Pa., formerly of Mount Union, Pa., passed away on Oct. 15, 2017, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.
Born in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late Isabelle and Donald M. Smith Sr.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Shippensburg University and a master's degree from Penn State University, both in education. Ron taught 6th grade for 40 years with Mount Union School District. For many years, he was an assistant wrestling coach. He was the Cub Master for 30 years in Mount Union and was in charge of Webelos Scout Camp. Ron was an avid Notre Dame fan. He was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Mount Union and St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Lancaster.
Ron was the beloved husband for 48 years to Diane (Bonaventure) Smith; the loving father of Nicole Dreyer, wife of James, and Brian Smith, fiancé of Susan Baldwin; cherished grandfather to three grandchildren: Luke and Abigail Dreyer, and Brooklynne Smith; and brother to Bonnie Kuntz, wife of John. He will be missed by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by a brother, Donald M. Smith Jr.
A viewing will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 N. George St, Millersville, PA 17551. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603. A Celebration of Ron's Life will be held on Nov. 18 from 2-5 p.m. at the V.F.W. in Mount Union, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ron's memory to the Hempfield Black Knight Wrestling Club, Mount Union Wrestling Club or a .
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Published in The Courier Express on Oct. 17, 2017
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