John Ronald Bires, 78, Central PA Transportation truck driver, enjoyed yardwork, walking his dogs

By on January 11, 2017

John Ronald Bires, 78, of Lititz, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Magnolias of Lancaster.

Born in Campbelltown, he was the son of the late John and Leona Wells Bires. Ronald was the loving husband of the late Ruth Keller Bires, who died in November 2012.

For more than 40 years, Ronald was a local truck driver for various companies, and most recently for Central Pennsylvania Transportation, where he put in many long hours. He enjoyed yard work, walking his dogs, and hunting in his earlier years.

Surviving is a daughter: Sharon, wife of Robin Fears, of Lancaster; three sons: Allan, husband of Nancy Leed Bires, of Ephrata; Ronald, husband of Jackie Burkhart Bires, of Lititz; and Michael, husband of Holly Mearig Bires, of Manheim.

Preceding him in death is his sister: Carol Brandt.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Ronald’s memory to: Walk To End Alzheimers, c/o Team Magnolias, 1870 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.

To send the family online condolences, visit buchfuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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