Swarthout, Ronald S.
Passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Hoyt Nursing & Rehab Centre, age 85 years.
Ronald was born in Saginaw, Michigan March 24, 1927 the son of the late Chester Ashworth and Marguerite Sunshine (Stahl) Swarthout. He married Lorraine Heidmann May 21, 1966. She predeceased him September 13, 2012. Ronald served in the U. S. Army during World War II and later served in the Naval Reserves. He held memberships in many organizations, including L.O.O.M. No. 82; the Bay Valley Consistory; Elf Khurafeh Shrine; Saginaw Lodge F & AM, No. 77; a past patron of Martha Washington OES Chapter No. 113; Saginaw Genealogical Society; American Legion Post No. 439; Sons of the American Revolution; Saginaw Valley Unit of the American Association of Parliamentarians; Michigan Unit of Registered Parliamentarians; Toastmasters Harvey Spaulding Club No. 721, serving as the District governor in 1978 and the American Heart Association Board of Directors. He was active in both the Michigan and Saginaw County Pharmacist Association, serving on various committees and holding several officer positions.
Ronald is survived by his daughter, Major Amy L Swarthout Ebarb and her husband, Major Omar Ebarb, both of the USAF; five siblings, Geraldine Rose Riall Jackson, Chester Edmund Swarthout, Bertie Lou Schneider, Barton Ashworth Swarthout and Maurice Dean Swarthout, Saginaw; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Florence Pauline Miller.
The funeral service will take place 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013 at W. L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. Rev. Bill Bodnar will officiate with entombment to follow in Oakwood Mausoleum where military services will take place under the auspices of VFW Post No. 1859, Carrollton. Friends may visit with the family at the chapel Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. where they may join the family for a service by Martha Washington OES Chapter No. 113 at 7:00p.m. Friends may also visit on Thursday from 12:00 noon until time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to St. John Episcopal Church or the American Heart Association.