Ronald E. Perrin, of Ravers Gap Road, Saxton, PA; passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Pennknoll Village. He was born on October 21, 1943 in Woodbury, PA; a son of the late Russell E. and Violet I. (Harvey) Perrin. On September 29, 1962 in The Raven Run Church of the Brethren he was united in marriage to Beverly (Donelson) Perrin.
Along with his wife he is survived by children Samuel Perrin married to Bonnie (Brown), Saxton, PA; Christine married to Michael Hodge, Millerstown, PA; Linette married to Donavon Quinn, Newville, PA and Scott Perrin married to Tabitha (Claycomb) Saxton, PA; grandchildren Bryan Perrin, Daniel Hodge, Katie Sykes, Christopher Hodge, Kendra Knisley, Amber Williams, Noah Perrin and Landon Perrin; great-grandchildren Zoey Hodge, David James Hodge, Liam Sykes, Josiah Sykes, Elias Sykes and Theo Sykes. Siblings, Paul Perrin married to Florence, Hollidaysburg, PA and Elmira Hollingshead, Cranberry Township, PA.
Along with his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by brother Fred Perrin married to Pearl Perrin; sister Mary Wilkins married to Larry Wilkins and brother-in-law William Hollingshead.
Ronald and his wife, Beverly purchased the family farm in 1966. He spent his lifetime doing what he loved, working on his farm alongside his wife and children. Over the years he enjoyed raising coon hounds and hunting with them as well as fishing with Timmy and Terry Wyles, Emmons Smith and Jerry Burket. Most recently he enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and his dog “Chewy” and driving around in his truck. He was a member of Raven Run Church of the Brethren as well as the Pennsylvania Farmers Association.
Today is a gift. Embrace it with joy and anticipation… realize the possibilities. It beckons you towards your destination in life. Be at peace – you are exactly where you are meant to be at this moment. God has carefully chosen the people, events, joys and challenges on your path today. The things you will encounter are stepping stones of what is to come. Make the most of today. Focus on “the present” – you will see and appreciate things you might otherwise miss. Follow your heart – search to find you purpose in life and you will find meaning and happiness. Use your talents, do your best, contribute. Make a difference, because you can. Be passionate about your journey – sing, dance, laugh and love as you go. Give praise and allow time for prayer. The promise of tomorrow begins with the endeavors of today. Do not let the fast-forward pace of the world deprive you from savoring “the now”. Seek things that fill you with love and bring you joy. Have faith, it fosters hope – it makes the difference. Believe, with God all things are possible. Live well – live today, for it is a gift.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 4-8:00 P.M. at Raven Run Church of the Brethren, 616 Raven Run Rd, Saxton, PA 16678 and on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service at the Church.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Raven Run Church of the Brethren with Rob Reed officiating.
Burial will be held at St. Luke’s Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralchapel.com.
Arrangements by Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA 16678.
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