Ronald C. Farley

July 04, 1936 ‒ August 24, 2021

Delaware, Ohio

Ronald C. Farley, 85, walked into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at his home at Willowbrook at Delaware Run surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 4, 1936 in Mayfield, KS to the late Clarence and Lena Farley. He graduated as Valedictorian at the age of 16 from Parker High School in Parker, CO.

Ron started working at the American Can Co. following High School in 1955 and in 1958, he left to enlist in the Army, where he proudly served his country for 3 years. He then went back to the American Can Company where he gave them 44 years of service as a Mechanical Engineer.

Ron met and married the love of his life, Betty Steenhoek in Denver, CO, a marriage that would last 63 years.

He was a regular attender of Lifepoint Church in Delaware with his faith being very important to him. He loved crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and ‘tinkering’ in the garage fixing things. Blessed with an ornery sense of humor, he was known for his quick wit and awesome ‘Dad’ jokes. He dearly loved gathering with his family, loving on his grandkids and great grandkids, especially if that event included homemade ice cream!

He survived by his wife, Betty, daughters Karen (Kirt) Whiteside of Delaware, OH, Teresa (Lance) Michael of Litchfield, NH, Rhonda Farley (Rod Snyder) of Camp Hill, PA and a son Rodney (Melissa) Farley of Harrisburg, PA. Grandchildren Tenille (Matt) Schoonover, Cortney (Kevin) Rider, Sheleah Whiteside, Daniel (Michelle) Farley, Collin (Nicholas) Farley, Matt Michael and seven grandchildren- Kajsa, Kai, Mia, Liam, Alia, Leia and Lennox, a brother, Bob (Roberta) Farley of Nebraska and a sister, Phyllis Ward of California.  He was preceded in death by his brothers Frank, Jim and Jack.

A  military service honoring the life of Ron Farley will be held at the Dayton National Cemetery, 4400 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45428 in September for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lifepoint Church of Delaware, 800 W Central Ave. Delaware, OH 43015

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