Ronald E. Yunginger, 82

June 13, 2019

Ronald E. Yunginger, 82, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, following a courageous fight with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Joan L. (Cline) Dows Yunginger with whom he shared 34 years.

Born in New Holland, PA, he was the son of the late Harold Yunginger and Minerva (Massey) Yunginger Wise. He was predeceased by his first wife, Anna Mae (Butz) Yunginger with whom he shared 28 years. He attended JP McCaskey High School and was a proud member of the US Marine Corps. Ron served his country during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged from the military, he worked for the RCA Corp. After leaving RCA he became a general contractor and eventually started his own electrical contracting company, Yunginger Electrical Services. Ron’s hobbies were home renovation projects, woodworking, and bird watching. He also enjoyed making hand-crafted items for the family at Christmas. Ron loved helping others and volunteered for many years at the Burrowes Elementary School Fair in Lancaster and with Boy Scout Troop No. 5. For the past 20 years he referred to himself as a “snow bird”, wintering in Florida with his wife, Joan where they were active members of the Bradenton Boosters, volunteering at Spring Training for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He got to know many of the players while working in the Club House and batting cages. Ron was an active member of Lancaster Church of the Brethren.

In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by six children, Ronald, Jr (Deborah), Michael (Pam), James (Alicia), Teri Robinson, Lori Schreckengast (Randy), and Linda Byers (David). Also surviving are three siblings, Jackie Miller, Gerry Rathvon (John), and Norman Yunginger. He was lovingly known as Pop Pop to his 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Ron was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Nancy Yunginger, and brothers-in-law Edward Butz and John Butz.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601 at 11:00 AM. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 AM until the time of service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lancaster Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund, 1601 Sunset Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601. Arrangements entrusted to Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 717-560-5100

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Condolences to the Family

July 09, 2019

We just found out about Mr Ron passing to the other world, 
yes he was a good man and I respect him forever.
God bless the family, and watch over all.

June 26, 2019

Joan, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
With our deepest symthany
Carol & Michael  Anna Maria, Florida

June 25, 2019

Mike, Pam and family, 
so very sorry for your families loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May his memory be eternal.
the xakellis family

June 23, 2019

Our move to Lancaster came with the blessing of having Ron and Joan as neighbors.  Ron was the go to guy…always willing to guide and help.  An outstanding, loving man, RIP Ron.  Sophie and Richard Townsend.

June 21, 2019

Ron you will always be a wonderful memory of happy times spent in Florida rest safely in the arms of Jesus  xxx
Val New

June 21, 2019

I have all of my family on my mind and in my prayers.  I will be missing my brother’s phone calls but I know that we will all see each other again in Eternity.  Blessings to Joan and Teri, Ron, Mike, Dan,Linda and Lori.

June 20, 2019

Dear Jean and Linda,
We extend our sympathy to you in this time of grief and loss. It sounds like Ron’s life was a blessing to many.  I know he was a shining example of “fight the good fight” in the way he endured a severe battle with cancer.
     Blessings and peace to all of you.
Sincerely, Joyce and Rich Bohn (Lancaster Ch, of the Breth.)

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