Ronald E. “Ron” Stoner

January 28, 1942 ‒ January 10, 2009

Delaware, Ohio

Ronald E. “Ron” Stoner, age 66, of Delaware formerly of Westerville died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born on January 28, 1942 in New Philadelphia. A graduate of Springfield High School in 1960, he then entered the US Air Force, stationed in Korea and proudly served his country. Ron retired as a plant operator for the water department in Westerville and had also worked 29 years as a plant operator for Ohio Edison at the Stratton plant.

A life member of the American Trap Shooting Assoc., he attended William St. United Methodist Church and was a volunteer for the Common Ground Free Store in Delaware. His passions included fishing, range shooting, OSU football, cooking, and camping with family. He also enjoyed family trips to the Outer Banks, collecting old nags and cooking. Ornery and at times stubborn, he was also generous and known for his famous short cuts. He was most proud of his family and his service to country.

Survived by his wife of 41 years: Constance E. “Connie” (Sturgell), Children: Wayne (Annie) Stoner of Loveland, CO, Katheleen (Darrell) Wallace of Laurelville, Amee (Tracey) Sword of Delaware, 8 Grandchildren: Zachary, Katy, Emily, Kylee, Marisa, Iain, Devin, Meghin, Mother: Mildred L. (Blosser) Stoner of Springfield, Sister: Kathy (Glen) Wilt of South Vienna, Brother-in-law: William (Sheryl) Sturgell of Urbana, Sister-in-law: Deborah (Kenneth) Cooke of Springfield.

Preceded in death by his Father: Raymond and Nephew: Jason Wilt.

Friends may call Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware, where services will be Wednesday 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Julie Carmean officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Grandview Cemetery in Bremen with military honors provided by the Lancaster Burial Detail.

Memorial contributions can be made to Common Ground Free Store, 193 E. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com