Ronald R. 'Ron' Shuey

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Ronald "Ron" Robert Shuey, 76, of Mechanicsburg, died Friday, June 21, 2013 at Holy Spirit Hospital.

Born in Tremont, April 20, 1937, he was a son of the late Charles Robert Shuey and Marion Celia Miller Shuey. Ron was the husband of Louise Ann Bauer Shuey whom he married on July 2, 1995.

He was a 1955 graduate of Porter Township High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from East Stroudsburg University, and his master's degree from Temple University.

Ron retired from the West Shore School District, after 37 years of service. He was a principal and teacher at several elementary schools including Newberry, Fishing Creek, Highland, Herman Avenue and Washington Heights.

Ron was a talented watercolor artist and a member of the Keystone Capital Chorus.

He was a charter member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Mechanicsburg, and very active in teaching Sunday school and bible studies at the church.

Ron was an avid fisherman and gifted story teller.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Dietrich.

Ron's survivors include his loving wife of almost 18 years, Louise; his children, Allan B. Shuey and his wife, Angela, Alabama, Amy E. Brida and her husband, Charles, Etters, David J. Garell and his wife, Michelle, Lafayette Hills, Jennifer G. Penwell and her husband, Stephen, Connecticut; grandchildren, Tyler Shuey, Zachary Shuey, Whitney Shuey, Isabella Brida and Elizabeth Brida; great-grandson, Montgomery Cagle; brothers, John Shuey and his wife, Leslie, Tower City, and Bruce Shuey, Millersburg; and a niece, Joann Bent.

A gathering of family and friends was held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 29 with his memorial service at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 130 Nittany Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, with Pastor Naomi Sease Carriker officiating. Cremation and burial of his urn in Memorial Garden at Saint Peter Lutheran Church will be private and at the family's convenience. The family suggests memorial contributions to Harmony Foundation International Inc. (direct toward youth program), 110 Seventh Avenue North, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203, Easter Seal Society, 219 East Main St. No. 1, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, and his church, Saint Peter Lutheran. Ron's family has entrusted his care to Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, 717-766-3421. Read Ron's full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait and sign his official guest book at

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