Died- November 29, 2012
Ronald R. Hatter, 61, of 20 Kengrey Drive, Carlisle, passed away Thursday at Harrisburg Hospital.
Born in Pottsville, March 10, 1951, he was a son of the late Leo F. and Verna M. Schmeltz Hatter.
He was a 1969 graduate of Tri-Valley High School. He received his bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio.
He was employed in the physical therapy department at the former Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg, until 1992 when he became disabled.
He attended Carlisle Evangelical Free Church, and was a former member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View.
He was a former Little League and Teener League baseball coach and a former basketball coach.
Ron was an avid hunter, golfer and bowler.
Despite his disability, Ron lived the past 20 with courage, patience, acceptance and joy, because his life was filled with love.
He is survived by his wife, Susan B. Grubbs, to whom he was married for 20 years; three sons, Bradley D. Hatter and his wife, Tonya, Dalmatia, Connor J. Grubbs and Dakota L. Grubbs, both of Carlisle; two daughters, Lori A. Neiswender and her husband, John, Muncy, and Sam S. Grubbs, Carlisle; a granddaughter, Kiera Neiswender; a grandson, Kaleb Neiswender; a sister, Gwen L. Wetzel, Sunbury; and a brother, Daniel L. Hatter, Camp Hill.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carlisle Evangelical Free Church, 290 Petersburg Road, Carlisle, PA 17013, with Pastor Shad Baker officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View. There will be no viewing. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Valley View, with the Rev. Duane Bardo officiating. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com
Published in Republican & Herald on December 1, 2012, Saturday