Ronald J. Hess, 88, died on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center.
“Cutty” or “Skeezix”, as he was known to many, was born in Cumberland on September 8, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph “Jeff” Hess and Thelma (Stevens) Hess, and a sister, Joline Nelson.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret “Peggy” (Sweene) Hess; sister Shirley Elaine Moran; nephews Robert Nelson (Margie), Jeffrey Nelson (Karen), Robert Moran (Barbara), Joseph Winn (Tracey) and Jeffrey Hall; niece Maria Hall; grandnephews, Todd Nelson (Danielle), Tanner Nelson (Meghan), Cadon Winn, Shane Frank (Laura), Jared Clark and Jeremy Bradshaw; grandnieces Katie Heffington (Jim), Sydney Winn, Alison Cline and Abigail Hall, who was very special to “Pap”.
Ron was a member of Frostburg United Methodist Church, but had recently been attending St. George’s Episcopal Church with his wife. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, having been wounded and received a Purple Heart. He was a life member of Farrady Post 24 American Legion, Frostburg and Old Rail Post 6025 Veterans of Foreign War, Mt. Savage. He served for over 50 years with the Farrady Post Honor Guard and was involved with the Farrady Post American Legion baseball programs for many years.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier in 1989. After retirement, he and his wife enjoyed trips to Myrtle Beach, SC, Florida, New England, Canada and Nashville, with the most memorable trip being to Hawaii, which he spoke of often.
Friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, MD, on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 2 pm, with the Rev. George Harpold officiating.
Interment will follow in St. George’s Episcopal Cemetery, Mt. Savage, with military honors accorded by the Farrady Post 24 and VFW Old Rail Post 6025 honor guards.
Those wishing to honor Ron’s memory may make contributions to a charity of their choice.