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Ronald J. Hess, 88, of Frostburg, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center.
"Cutty" or "Skeezix," as he was known to many, was born in Cumberland on Sept. 8, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph "Jeff" Hess and Thelma (Stevens) Hess, and a sister, Joline Nelson.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret "Peggy" (Sweene) Hess; sister, Shirley Elaine Moran; nephews, Robert Nelson (Margie), Jeffrey Nelson (Karen), Robert Moran (Barbara), Joseph Winn (Tracey), and Jeffrey Hall; niece, Maria Hall; grandnephews, Todd Nelson (Danielle), Tanner Nelson (Meghan), Cadon Winn, Shane Frank (Laura), Jared Clark and Jeremy Bradshaw; grandnieces, Katie Heffington (Jim), Sydney Winn, Alison Cline and Abigail Hall, who was very special to "Pap."
Ron was a member of Frostburg United Methodist Church, but had recently been attending St. George's Episcopal Church with his wife. He was a Korean War veteran, having been wounded, and received a Purple Heart. He was a life member of Farrady Post 24 American Legion, Frostburg, and Old Rail Post 6025 Veterans of Foreign War, Mt. Savage. He served for more than 50 years with Farrady Post Honor Guard and was involved with Farrady Post American Legion baseball programs for many years.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier in 1989. After retirement, he and his wife enjoyed trips to Myrtle Beach, S.C., Florida, New England, Canada, and Nashville, with the most memorable trip being to Hawaii, which he spoke of often.
Friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George Harpold officiating.
Interment will follow in St. George's Episcopal Cemetery, Mt. Savage, with military honors accorded by the Farrady Post 24 and VFW Old Rail Post 6025 honor guards.
Those wishing to honor Ron's memory may make contributions to a charity of their choice.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 20, 2017
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