Ronald E. Palmer Sr., 72

February 01, 2011
  • Ronald Eugene Palmer Sr.
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AUG. 11, 1938-JAN. 31, 2011

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. — Ronald Eugene “Abe” Palmer Sr., 72, of 15912 Falling Waters Road, Williamsport,  died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at his home.

He was born Aug. 11, 1938, in Washington County, Md., to the late Donald Elwood Sr. and Kathryn Elizabeth Spigler Palmer.

He attended Williamsport schools.

He was employed by Rohr Industries in Hagerstown, Md., until his retirement. He was previously employed by Fairchild Aircraft, Baker Driveway and WD Byron Tannery.

Abe enjoyed his family and friends, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors Include wife, Patsy Bair Palmer of Williamsport; son, Billy Palmer and his wife, Tammy, of Williamsport; sister, Joann Rowland and her husband, Ted, of Williamsport; sister, Carolyn Hammond and her husband, Joe, of Williamsport; brother, Donald Palmer Jr. and his wife, Jo Ann, of Hagerstown; brother, James Palmer and friend, Judy, of Waynesboro, Pa.; brother, Kenneth Palmer and his wife, Donna, of Williamsport; brother, Marvin Palmer and his wife, Kay, of Williamsport; grandchildren, Billy Palmer Jr., Derek McNamee and his wife, Evi, Ashley Decker and her husband, Tim; great-grandchildren, Bennett Decker and Flora Decker.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Debbie McNamee; and his son, Ronnie Palmer.

Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Lee Shifflett Sr. officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Friday for the convenience of family and friends. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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