After graduating from high school Ron enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1972 to 1976 as a medical corpsman. While in the Navy Ron met Karen Eckersley, and on September 10th, 1978 they were married. Following his service to our country Ron earned a B.S. degree in accounting.
Over the years he was employed as an accountant for the former Eastern Best Products in Canton, the Staiman Company in Williamsport and the former Orthstar Co. in Horseheads NY. Later he worked as a truck driver.
He was a former member of the Canton Lions Club and the Wheel Inn Club. Ron was a soft spoken, laid back kind of person who made friends easily and was always there to lend a hand. He enjoyed the simple things in life; watching football and being with his beloved family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Duane and Clarice Nelson.
A celebration of Ron’s life was held Saturday, August 26th, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions in Ron’s name be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, Pa., 17701. (www.morseandkleesefuneralhome.com)