OBITUARY

Ronald P. Ditzler

March 13, 1942May 8, 2021

Ronald P. Ditzler, 79, of Lebanon, passed away in his home on Saturday, May 8, 2021. He was the husband of Joan M. Dechert Ditzler with whom he was married to for 57 years. He was born in Lebanon on March 13, 1942, a son of the late Paul W. and Alma Neidig Ditzler. Ronald was employed at the Lebanon Steel Foundry for many years as a computer programmer. He served in the US Navy and was a naval musician. He graduated from the Navy School of Music in Washington DC, and was known for playing his trombone in several bands and combos in Lebanon area. Ronald was a dedicated family man, loved music and animals. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Jodi Ditzler Stuker and husband Paul of Louisiana; Bradley Ditzler and wife Faith of Mt. Gretna; Timothy Ditzler and wife Melissa of Annville; grandchildren, Joshua Short and wife Danielle; Shaun Ditzler, Ryan Yoder, Adrienne Yoder, Conner Ditzler, Carter Ditzler; great grandchildren, Sophia Short, Lena Short, Wyatt Yoder, Charlotte Yoder; sister, Charlotte Allwein and husband Charles of Mt. Gretna; sister-in-law, Jean Ditzler; brother-in-law, Gene Dechert. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carroll Ditzler. He was very much loved and he will be greatly missed. Graveside service and military honors will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 9:30 am in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067. Rohland Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements. www.rohlandfh.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Humane Society of Lebanon County

Services

  • Graveside Service with military honors

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

Memories

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Kenneth Davenport Master Chief Musician, USN, Ret.

May 12, 2021

Great trombonist, great shipmate. I’m certain he meant everything to his family. Anyone can contact me, Ken Davenport via messenger on Facebook, and I’ll post you a photo of Ron in our band aboard the USS Shangri-La in 1963.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY