Ronald E. Blackwell, 76, of Slatington, PA went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Born June 21, 1946, in Gilberton, PA, to John & Susan (Harding) Blackwell. He served his country in the US Navy from 1965 to 1969. Ron was employed by AT&T for 34 years and retired in 2009. He was a member of Valleyview Baptist Church, Northampton, PA. Ron was preceded in death by his parents & brother John, Jr.
Ron is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Susan; daughters: Kim and husband Keith Hans, Mary Blackwell and husband Ray Hooks; 2 grandsons: Tyler Hans and Greyson Hooks; sisters: Susan Davis and Linda and husband Jim Zimmerman; 8 nephews, 4 nieces & their children; devoted cousins: Raymond Blackwell, Betty Lutz, Joan Connor, as well as several other cousins.
Funeral service will be held at 12noon on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Valleyview Baptist Church, 2870 Pheasant Drive, Northampton, PA 18067. Family and friends may pay their respects from 11AM to 12noon. Interment with military honors to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Ron be sent to Gift of Life, “Transplant Foundation”, and mailed to Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123. Arrangements are in the care of the Harding Funeral Home, Slatington.