Ronald L. Schadel


Ronald L. Schadel, 78, of Gratz, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019.
He was born March 18, 1941, in Fearnot, a son of the late Lee and Mae (Snyder) Schadel.

Ron was a 1960 graduate of Tri Valley High School.
He completed training at Cumberland Valley Technical School, working with HVAC, and retired as a plumber/pipefitter with McClure Company, Local #520.
He was a member of Spruce Spring Hunting Camp, Erdman Sportsman Association, Gratz Diamond Jubilee, and Gratz VFW Post 2385.
Ron loved spending time outdoors with friends. He enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado, fishing and hunting bear in Alaska, vacations out west, weekend camping, gardening, and taking Cindy and Milo (the Yorkie) for car rides.

Ron is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Holly, and Carl Martin of Millersburg; one son, Kevin L. Schadel of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandson, Colby J. Schadel; great-grandchild, Lucas J. Schadel; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Bonnie of Halifax, Bruce and Tanya Schadel of Sacramento, and Rick and Susan Schadel of Erdman; companion, Cindy Phillips of Elizabethville; and brother-in-law, Edwin Herb of Halifax.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Herb.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at "Klinger's Church", Erdman, followed by the funeral at 11, with the Rev. Jonathan Jenkins officiating.
Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the church.

The Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.
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Larry L Leitzel Winston Salem, NC
Apr 09, 2019
I grew up with Ronald and his Schadel brothers. Some of them worked with me at AMP in Harrisburg along with their dad, Lee. He will be missed.
So sorry,