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Ronald C. Donton, 77 – Coal Miner and Truck Driver

Ronald C. Donton, 77, of Deturksville Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon.

Born on January 26, 1943 in Pine Grove, he was a son of the late Hiram and Naomi Hoy Donton.

He attended Pine Grove High School and was a member of Outwood Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.

Ronald was a Coal Miner and retired as a truck driver from AWI, where he was a member of the Teamsters. Upon retiring, he became one of the owners of Donton Trucking.

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Preceding him in death were a daughter Karen Myers; two sisters, Leona Bohr and Joan Rittel; a brother, Ricky Donton.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Patricia Yordy Donton; two daughters, Kathy Warner of Pine Grove and Pamela Gehres of Schuylkill Haven; a son Robert Donton of Pine Grove; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a step mother Roland Donton of Pine Grove; step brother Shane Donton of New Jersey; a sister Joyce Kleinfelter of Mississippi.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating. There will be a viewing on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Annville.
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