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Ronald M. Weller

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On March 14, 2022 @ 3:42 pm In Obituaries | 9 Comments

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Ronald M. Weller passed away peacefully at Homestead Village where he was lovingly cared for by the nurses and supportive staff of the Apostles Center. He was born in Shillington, PA in 1932 to Dorothy and Clarence Weller. He was the husband of the late Helen Weller.

Ronald graduated from West Reading High School and attended Penn State Berks Campus. He started his career as a Quality Control Supervisor at GW Alexander Hat Co. in West Reading. He moved on to Dana Corporation and entered into Management and was responsible for scheduling the Mack Trucks frame assembly line. After 9 years Ronald moved on to Mack Trucks in Allentown after they began their own frame assembly work. He started as a Supervisor and was eventually promoted to Section Manager. He covered the CKD department as well as the shipping of Mack Truck components for Mack Plants in Canada, Venezuela, New Zealand, China, India, and South Africa. When Mack Trucks moved their operations to South Carolina, Ronald returned to Dana Corporation where they were again making frame assemblies for Mack Truck this time in Lancaster. He remained with Dana Corporation in various positions until his retirement in 1995. At the time he was in Product Engineering and appropriately named “Mr. Frame.”

His favorite past time was bowling and he accumulated many trophies for High League Average, High Single Game and High Three Game Series. Ronald was a lifetime member of the American Bowling Congress “700” club and had several averages of 200. He retired from the sport in 1980.

Ronald was a veteran and served in the US Army and while stationed in Bremerhaven, Germany met his wife Helen. She emigrated to the United States in 1955 and they were married soon after. Helen and Ronald enjoyed reading, traveling and browsing Antique Malls. Ronald was an avid reader and kept a list of every book he ever read and frequented local book sales.

Ronald is survived by his 3 children: Linda Lichner (James) of Lancaster, Judith Klinger (David) of Maryland, and Mark Weller (Lisa) of Allentown, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren as well as his sister Lois Kline of Reading, PA. He is predeceased by his sister Barbara and his brothers Robert and Richard.

Ronald will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A private service will be held at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, PA. Donations can be made to Centerville Pet Rescue in lieu of flowers.


Condolences for the family of “Ronald M. Weller”

Condolence from Christine Keim on March 15th, 2022 10:20 am

You will be so missed Uncle Ronald. You had that eternal Weller twinkle in your eyes that is carried on in the next generations. I hold a vision of all of you in heaven sitting around chewing the fat and playing cards. It swells my heart and gives me a good feeling inside. Until we all meet again give lots of love hugs and kisses to everyone up there for me.

To Linda, Judy, Marc and families, I send my deepest sympathies. Godspeed to a time when memories bring you peace and comfort.

Love, Chrissy and Derek

Condolence from Linda on March 16th, 2022 7:45 am

Thank you Chrissy for your condolences and that lovely vision you shared. Ott put a smile on my face.

Condolence from Linda on March 16th, 2022 7:48 am

Sorry, autocorrect, It put a smile on my face☺️

Condolence from Judith Klinger on March 16th, 2022 10:31 am

Thank for the lovely message. Our family is the best.

Judy

Condolence from Denise LePine on March 15th, 2022 6:41 pm

Uncle Ronald you always had an( excuse the French ) that shit eating grin , that instantly brought a smile to my face Than you would always talk like Donald Duck
What a role model of what a great man is.
God is welcoming you into His house , where other great people are also there to greet you with hugs & kisses
Looking forward to the greatest family reunion ever!!!

May the peace of Gods comfort be with all the loved ones that will miss you dearly

Condolence from Judith Klinger on March 16th, 2022 10:34 am

Donald Duck voice was always my favorite. Thank you for the awesome memory Denise.

Condolence from Linda on March 16th, 2022 1:09 pm

Thank you Denise. You’ll be happy to hear that he kept that shit eating grin to the very end.

Condolence from Mary Heist on March 16th, 2022 7:34 am

The West Reading High School Alumni Association extends our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends at this time of loss and sorrow. May cherished memories comfort you. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Claudia on March 16th, 2022 11:40 am

So sorry for your loss. I remember those family reunions, Ronald was always so nice and interesting.

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