Ronald W. Munro, 92 of Lancaster passed away Thursday, October 19, 2023. Born in Coatesville in 1931, he was husband to Barbara (Turner) Munro for 66 years and son of the late Kenneth and Edythe (Snyder) Munro.
Ron graduated from Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, Maryland and started working for Joe the Motorist Friend fulltime. At age 19, he was promoted to manager of the Elizabethtown store.
In 1951, Ron went to work for Armstrong Cork Company where he met his future wife, Barbara. Three months later he was drafted into the Army where he served in Japan during the Korean Conflict until 1953. Ron returned to Armstrong working as office clerk in the floor division. He moved to the general office, controller’s office, purchasing office and finally accounts payable office. He retired from Armstrong World Industries in 1989 after 36 years where he was Manager, Accounts Payable.
During his time at Armstrong, he met Barbara and they were married September 1957. They bought a house in Lancaster and started their family of three children. Ron and Barb’s life was centered around their family and First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster. They were members of the church for over 60 years working with the youth as Sunday school teachers, Sunday school superintendent, junior and senior high fellowship leaders. Ron also served as deacon, elder, trustee and head usher.
After retiring, Ron served on the board of Habitat for Humanity, Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP) and served as chairman of the board for Harb-Adult which became Transition Living Center (TLC). He also served as chairman of the construction committee for Habitat for Humanity. Throughout his years of volunteering, Ron helped renovate five old homes for Habitat for Humanity and TLC.
Ron was honored as a Jefferson Award Nominee for his commitment to the homeless and low-income people of Lancaster. He and Barb were also recognized by TLC for their commitment and received the Good Award.
For 12 years, Ron and Barb opened their house to host Lancaster Barnstormer players who needed a home for the season.
He served as Judge of Elections in West Lampeter Township for over 12 years.
Ron is survived by sons Robert (Anne Marie) and Ronald (Melanie), daughter Allyson (Dale Brian), 10 grandchildren Joshua Brian (Katie), Jeremy (Angela) Brian, Andrew (Sierra) Munro, Jacob Brian, Neil Munro, Eric Munro, Evan Munro, Rebecca Brian, Kyle Munro, Alec Munro, 2 great grandchildren Coen Munro, Max Brian, and brother Kenneth Munro. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Munro.
A memorial service to honor Ron will be held Thursday, November 2 at First Presbyterian Church, 140 East Orange Street, Lancaster. Visitation starting at 10am, with the service at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.