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Ronald E. Speer, 65

March 14, 2009

Ronald E. Speer, 65



OCT. 8, 1943-MARCH 13, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ronald E. Speer, 65, of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, March 13, 2009, at the hospital.

Born Oct. 8, 1943, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Clifford and Leatha Wilhide Speer.

He was a 1963 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He is survived by one sister, Darlene Snyder of Waynesboro; three brothers, Clifford Speer Jr. of McConnellsburg, Pa., and Gary L. Speer and Robert Speer, both of Waynesboro; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Speer; and an infant sister.

Services will be private. Pastor Barry Shank will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, with military graveside honors by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg, Pa.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg, PA 25405.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

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