Ronald W. Feigles died recently, at home, after a long battle with cancer. He was 88.
Ron grew up in Muncy, a typical small country town in PA. He took advantage of every aspect of small town life and can’t remember when he did not have a job.. He loved hunting and fishing and had a trap line too. Boy Scouts were a very important part of his life and he was an Eagle Scout. In high school he was the Quarterback and co-captain of the football team and played Basketball and Baseball too.
He graduated from Penn State with a degree in business and was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and most importantly met the Joy of his life on a blind date. He was a life long fan of Penn State football.
Upon graduation, he volunteered for the draft and attended Army Infantry Officer Candidate School and earned his commission as a 2nd. Lt. He went to work for the Saturday Evening Post, and then joined Stokes Equipment as a salesman. He became a partner in the business and left to form his own company, Stokes MHS, a Material Handling Sales firm here in Doylestown.
Ron was an active member of our community, coached girls little league softball when his daughter, Edie Ann was playing. For the past 13 or so years he was an active volunteer for the Travis Manion Foundation where he served on the 9/11 Heroes Run Committee with Joy and they also ran the MCM 10K with Team Travis every year until last fall when Ron was unable to run.
He was a member of Doylestown Presbyterian Church where he served on the Board of Elders and taught Sunday School, as well as served on the Christmas Decorating Committee. In his spare time he loved gardening, played tennis and golf, and skied. He loved Dixie Land Jazz.
Ron loved his family, his country, and God and contributed generously of his time and talent and financial support to his favorite causes.
He will be loved forever and greatly missed by his wife, Joy Neal, son, Neal, daughter, Edie Ann, daughter-in-law, Heidi, and grandson, Ethan.
A memorial service is planned in July at Doylestown Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ron’s name may be made to: Travis Manion Foundation, P.O. Box 1485, Doylestown, PA 18901 or Doylestown Health Hospice, 4259 West Swamp Road, Suite 204, Doylestown, PA 18902.