Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Ronald D. Spitler, 78, St. Marys, died at 12:55 p.m. Dec. 16, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 13, 1934, in Potsdam to Roscoe and Irene Marker Spitler. On Nov. 23, 1969, he married Carmelita De Salva, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Melody (Robert) Daugherty, Arcanum, and Melanie Strong, New Madison; a son, Jason (Meghan) Spitler, Dayton; three brothers, Robert (Mary) Spitler, Arcanum, Bruce (Janet) Spitler, LaPlace, La., and Kenny Spitler, West Milton; one sister, Marlecia (Bill) Smart, Van Wert; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three children, Doronda Spitler, Donnie Tennery and Carlos Spitler.
He graduated in 1952 from Milton-Union High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954 to 1958. He was retired from the Lamb Corp., Detroit, Mich., where he worked establishing automotive manufacturing facilities in many countries across the world.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday at Potsdam Church of the Brethern, the Rev. Bob Kurtz officiant. Burial will follow at Mote Cemetery near Pitsburg.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Memorials may be given to the Coronary Care Unit of Lima Memorial Hospital.
Condolences may be left at Millerfuneralhomes.net.
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