Ronald L. Van Meter Jr., 37

SEPT. 4, 1975-APRIL 8, 2013

April 08, 2013
  • Ronald L. Van Meter Jr.
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Ronald L. “Ronnie” Van Meter Jr., age 37, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born Sept. 4, 1975, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Ronald L. Van Meter Sr. and Bonnie J. Crusan Van Meter of Hancock and son-in law of Eddie and Sylvia Zimmerman Moats.

He was a 1993 graduate of Hancock High School.

He was employed with U.S. Silica, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., as a control room operator.

He was a lieutenant with the Hancock Volunteer Fire Company, where he was a member for 20 years.

He was a member of the Washington County Fire Police and was an EMT with the Hancock Rescue Squad.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Webster B. Harrison Post 26 Hancock, and he was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is also survived by his wife, Chera L. Moats Van Meter, whom he married July 10, 1993, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Hancock; one son, Aaron J. Van Meter and fiancée, Tiffany Diehl, at home; one daughter, Allyson B. Van Meter, at home; two brothers, James R. Van Meter and Stephen E. Van Meter, both of Hancock; one grandson, Hunter G. Diehl.

He was preceded in death by one son, Hunter B. Van Meter.

A service will be held Friday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hancock Assembly of God Church, 431 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Hancock, Md., and at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock, on Friday 10 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in his memory may be made to the Hancock Volunteer Fire Company, Fulton Street, Hancock, MD 21750

Online condolences will be accepted at

Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

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