Ronald H. Himes

Jan 8 1952
Jun 15 2019
67 Years
Modena, Pennsylvania

Ronald H. Himes, 67, of Modena, passed away on early Saturday morning, June 15, 2019 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late William and Alice E. Hurst Himes. 

He was a life long resident of Modena. He was employed by the Coatesville Area School District with the maintenance department. 

Ronnie was a life member of the Modena Fire Company. Joining in 1984, he served as Fire Police Captain since 2013. Over the years Ronnie could always be seen doing something around the station from helping cook chicken at bar-b-q’s to cutting grass, painting, cleaning, or driving to call. Before joining the Modena Fire Company Ronnie was also an active member of the former Brandywine Fire Company (Brandies Station 42) of Coatesville.

He is survived by five sisters; Shirley Arnold of Dover, DE, Alice Harnish of Coatesville, Thelma Rhoades of Coatesville, Eva Townsend of Coatesville and Mary Ann March of Coatesville, many nieces and nephews and his fiance Anna Hafer of Coatesville. He was preceded in death by three brothers William C. Himes, George L. Himes and Gary E. Himes. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA followed by interment at the Fairview Cemetery in Coatesville. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Jun 21 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home


Ronnie was a great man easy to get along with , was always there when you needed him.He will be greatly missed.

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Sending deepest condolences and prayers to the Himes family. I had the pleasure of meeting Ronnie while Pastoring in Modena. He was truly a friend to many and loved to spend his time at the Firehouse. Whenever I would drive by, he would give you a wave and smile that bright smile. He will be truly missed by many. He was a great blessing to Modena and the community at large. He always did everything from the heart. Rest in peace Ronnie, we will miss seeing you. Rev. Michelle Foster & husband Larry

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Ronnie, I always called him 'Himesley' (the reverse of Pugsley, on the Addams Family). Ronnie was always kind, helpful, and an excellent worker; we also worked together for the CASD at the Friendship/North Brandywine complex. Whenever Himesley noticed a student upset or crying in the hallways, he did his best to cheer him or her up. During the 30 years that we worked together, Ronnie never became angry, was somewhat the "quite type", and was always there to aid a friend in need. A true epitome of "the kind soul". He's in good company now, with Paul, Corky, Henry W., Patsy LaPorte, those who've passed on at the fire company, and Postmaster Bill Bradford. God bless you Himesley!!

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