September 20, 1948 ‒ June 15, 2010
Edison: A Vietnam War veteran, Ron Shambaugh protected our freedom alongside other Army soldiers. Trained as a radio relay carrier, Ron used radar pulse transmission and reception techniques to communicate between US battalions. He was honorably discharged in 1970.
Just eight months ago Ron was diagnosed with stage four-lung cancer. The vary man who once protected our freedom is now himself free and at peace.
Ron Shambaugh of Edison, passed away Tuesday afternoon in Woodside Village Care Center. He was 61.
Born September 20, 1948 in Bellville Ron was the son of Charles and Mary (Music) Shambaugh and graduated from Clear Fork High School in 1967
Ron worked as a corrections officer at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. He then transferred to North Central Correctional Institution where he worked just under 20 years.
“Shammy” as his friends would often call him loved racing with a passion. After returning from Vietnam, Ron and a group of friends bought and raced their first stock car often racing at Mansfield Motor Speedway. A few years ago, Ron and his son bought their own sprint car racing in Attica, Fremont, Lakeville and Waynesfield. Ron was a member of the Eldora Boosters Speedway Club.
He is survived by his daughter Tina Ammons of Mt. Vernon, son Jeremy Shambaugh of Fredericktown; two granddaughters Allie Renee Shambaugh and Ivy Alizabeth Ammons; sisters and brothers-in-law Lynn and Charlie Fox of Ontario and Tonya and Tom Au of Howard, brother J.H. Kim of Ocean, New Jersey; nephews Troy and Bryan Holup, Mitchell, Adam, and Robby Au, and Jonathan and Jason Kim; great nephew Brady Au; great niece Elizabeth Holup; as well as his best friends Allan Brindo and Bob Minks.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his infant brother Charles Shambaugh, Jr.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 18, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Homes, where Ron’s funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10am. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Ron Shambaugh Memorial Fund may be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences to his family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com