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Ronald H. Wessner

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former Emmaus High School teacher

Ronald H. Wessner, 74, of Emmaus, known to many as Pappy, went to play the big golf course in the sky Dec. 7, 2017. He was the husband of Marian Wessner. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ruth (Folk) Wessner. Ever since his heart transplant in 2009, he was playing with “house money” giving everyone an extra eight years.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College and a master’s degree from Kutztown University. He taught math for 33 years, starting at William Allen and 30 years at Emmaus High School. He coached football and track and field for many years.

He was an avid golfer, loved his family, especially his granddaughters, enjoyed vacations, country music, vanilla ice cream, yada, yada, yada.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Daniel S., of Emmaus and Brian J. and his wife Martha, of Emmaus; brothers, Robert and his wife Audrey, of Emmaus, Raymond and his wife Valerie, of Quarryville, Arthur and his wife Stacie, of Chapmans, and Russell and his wife Debbie, of Barington, R.I.; granddaugthers, Delaney and Rowan.

Contributions may be made to the East Penn Education Foundation.

A celebration of life will be held at Brookside Country Club, 901 Willow Lane, Macungie, 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 6, 2018. Arrangements are being made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.