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Ronald Leatherberry

Obituary for Ronald Leatherberry

September 22, 1951 - April 6, 2018
Lorain, Ohio | Age 66

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother


Ronald Gene Leatherberry, known to many as "Papa", 66 of Lorain, passed away, Friday, April 6, 2018 of complication of peritonitis after a courageous fight. Ron was born September 22, 1951 in Warren, and lived most of his life in Lorain.
Ron was a 1969 graduate of Lorain High School. Following graduation he served in the United States Army in Vietnam. After the service he began what would be a 36 year career with US Steel, Lorain, retiring as an electrician. He was a member of Harvest Ridge Church and former member Sheffield Church of God where he sang in the choir, was a member of the Praise and Worship Team and volunteered as a youth minister. Ron was an avid golfer, a Cleveland Cavalier fan and played church league softball.
Ron is survived by his wife of 45 years, Christine Ann (nee Tietz), children Rebekah D. Gibson (Chad) and Scott A. Leatherberry, grandchildren Tiffany, Nichole, Lynnette and great granddaughter Gabriella. He is also survived by a brother Michael Leatherberry (Connie). He is preceded in death by a sister Doris E. Hobbs and parents Robert O. and June (nee Harris) Leatherberry.
Friends may call at the Harvest Ridge Church, 35600 Lorain Rd., North Ridgeville, Thursday, April 12 form 9:00am to 11:00am. The funeral service will follow at the church at 11:00am, Pastor Kevin Crow will officiate. Arrangements are by the Busch Funeral Home, Elyria. 440-322-3717.

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