Ronald Southard

Obituary of Ronald L. Southard

Ronald Southard, age 72 of Middlebury Center, PA, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Ronald was born May 1, 1950 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Charles and Myrtle (Gleason) Southard. He worked for 40 years as a mechanic for Ingersoll Rand and enjoyed hunting, bowling, and auctions. Ronald is survived by his wife Hazel (Merkley) Smith-Southard; children Jason (Maria) Southard of Toupsburg, NY, Jolynn (Corey) Southard-Irvine of Toupsburg, NY, Brett Southard of NY, Ronald (Danielle) Southard of Tioga, PA, April (Ken) Jacobs of Middlebury Center, PA; step children Rick (Lizabeta) Krahmer of Irondequiot, NY, and Ann (Jospeh) Matis of Canadaigua, NY; brothers Everett Southard of Lawrenceville, PA and Robert (Linda) Southard of Middlebury Center, PA; sister June Sherman of Elkland, PA; 20 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ernie Southard, Carl Southard, Dick Southard, Charles Southard, Lewis Southard, and Earl Southard; sisters Janet Sherman, Mildred Stone, Anna Cline; and granddaughter Jenna Miller. In accordance with Ronald's wishes there will be no services. Donations may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933 to assist with funeral expenses.
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