Ronald L. Janick Marine vet, Warwick grad, former state trooper and Pinkerton VP

By on October 3, 2012

Ronald L. Janick passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 in Exton, surrounded by his loving wife and best friend, Sally, his children and grandchildren.

He was the son of the late Walter & Grace Janick, born June 17, 1940. Ron is survived by wife, Sally, and they would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this Nov. 24.

He was raised in Lititz, graduated from Warwick High School in 1958 and then spent three years in the U.S. Marine Corps assigned to the security detachment, Norfolk, Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va. He was a member of the 5th Naval District Pistol team, classified as an expert by the NRA. He then graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and spent eight years as a trooper and criminal investigator at the Lancaster Barracks. He was awarded the Govenors High Marksman Award. He went on to work 30 years in Corporate Security serving as worldwide corporate director of security/safety for Commodore International. He retired as a senior vice president of operations with Pinkerton Security and Investigations. He was a varsity PIAA baseball and football official for 20 years, was president of Delran School Board, and was active in the Chester County Marine Corps League and Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War as his great-grandfather, John Carpenter, had fought in the Civil War.

Also surviving are his children: Joseph, husband of Janka; Lisa, wife of Scott McCarthy; Kimberly Janick; and Stacey, wife of Bill West; mother-in-law: Lena Mellott; and six grandchildren: Megan, Jason, Joey, Will, Avery and Ainsley whom he adored and loved attending all their activities. He will also be greatly missed by Sally’s eight siblings and their spouses, who became family to him as he was an only child and lost his father when he was 17, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Even with moving away from Lititz many years ago, Ron always kept Lititz and his many happy years there with friends and family close to his heart, never missing a class reunion or a chance to come back home to visit. He was a true Marine, was a man never to be forgotten and will always be loved.

Ron’s life celebration service was held at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz, Sept. 29, with the James R. Gable Jr. officiating. Private interment took place in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603-9983 or Chester County Marine Corp League Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 828, Downingtown, PA 19335.

Spacht Funeral Home, Lititz, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To share fondest memories of Ron, visit

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