Cover photo for Joseph Ronan, Sr.'s Obituary
Joseph Ronan, Sr. Profile Photo
1930 Joseph 2018

Joseph Ronan, Sr.

August 28, 1930 — February 11, 2018

JOSEPH T. RONAN, SR.

Joseph T. Ronan, Sr., 87, of Shippensburg and formerly of Carlisle, Mt. Holly Springs and Martinsburg, WV, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.

Born August 28, 1930 in Carlisle, he was a son of the late Harry and Mary G. (Nickel) Ronan.  His first wife, Donna J. (Eckrich) Ronan preceded him in death on April 10, 1984.

Mr. Ronan was retired from Asplundh Tree Expert Co. where he was a foreman on a tree trimming crew.

He was a graduate of Carlisle High School. Joe then honorably served his country in the US Army during the Korean War, receiving two Purple Hearts for wounds.

In addition to his parents and first wife he was preceded in death by a sister:  Rosemary Jumper and six brothers:  William, Nelson, Raymond, David, Jacob and Franklin; two sons:  Robert and Steven and a stepson:  Gregory Walters.

Surviving are his wife:  Bessie Helen (Myers) Ronan; a son:  Joseph T. Ronan, Jr. of Everett; and three daughters:  Peggy Jo Bowman of Shippensburg, Sheryl “Denny” Snow of Vermont and Kristen Lechene of Martinsburg, WV; Stepchildren:  Claudine Bond of Mt. Holly Springs; Jeffrey Walters of Biglerville and Peggy Cloud of Lakeland, FL; a brother:  Ralph Ronan of Indiana and a sister; Lilly Diehl of Carlisle;12 Grandchildren; 20 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild; 8 Step Grandchildren and 9 Step Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. from the Ronan Funeral Home, 255 York Road, Carlisle with the Rev. William E. Pipp officiating.  Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery will full military honors.  Viewing will be at the Funeral Home on Friday from 11-11:30 A.M.

To express an on-line condolence, please visit www.ronanfh.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joseph Ronan, Sr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

24 Hour Viewing

Friday, February 16, 2018

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, February 16, 2018

Starts at 11:30am (Eastern time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 2

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree