Ronald J. Calhoun
York - Ronald J. Calhoun, 74, entered into the arms of the Lord on July 27, 2021 at York
Hospital, surrounded by his family. Ronald was born in March 1947 in Harrisburg to the late Rosalind M. and Robert J. Calhoun. He was the second of three children. He married Dora L. Calhoun on March 1969, who survives.
In addition to his wife, Ronald is survived by his three children: Robert J. Calhoun II (Kimberly) of Chesapeake, VA; Patricia L. Woolcott (Jason) of State College, PA; and Curren Calhoun (Jennifer) of the San Francisco Bay Area, CA; siblings Susan C. Davis and John C. Calhoun; grandsons Owen, Ryan, Matthew and Kyle, granddaughter Kate, and a host of family and friends.
Ronald grew up in the Harrisburg area and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1967. He then graduated from West Virginia University in 1969 with a degree in accounting and a commission in the U.S. Army through their ROTC program. As a Vietnam War era veteran, Ronald honorably served his country commanding tanks as an Armor Officer. After military service, he returned to his home state of Pennsylvania and worked as a corporate tax accountant for many years before opening his own small accounting business.
An excellent musician and lifetime student of music, Ronald played piccolo and flute for the Valley Forge Military Academy band in his early years. With retirement, he had the freedom to return to his love of music as the organist for Christ Lutheran Church in Loganville, PA.
Outside the office and church, Ronald was very involved within the community, volunteering when and where he could. He was a lifetime member of the New Cumberland River Rescue, where he served as a member of the Board of Directors. He also volunteered as the Treasurer of the York Organist Guild. Ronald was a beloved husband, proud father and grandfather. He was a fan of the TV classics from yesteryear and cherished sharing these treasures with his grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 80 S. Main St, Loganville Pa. Pastor DeStephano will be officiating. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Burial will take place immediately after the service at Prospect Hill Cemetery. Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published by York Daily Record from Jul. 29 to Jul. 31, 2021.