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Ronald R Stumpfrock, of Bedminster Township, formerly of Bensalem and Tobyhanna, passed away surrounded by his loving wife and children, after a brief battle with multiple myeloma, on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Township. He was the husband of Margery R. (Riley) Stumpfrock for 39 years. He was 70.
Born in the Bronx, New York, he was the son of Nora (Talbot) Versaci, Trevose and the late Herman R Stumpfrock and his stepfather, the late Victor Versaci.
Ronald grew up in Hatboro and was a 1955 graduate of Upper Moreland High School, where he was a member/officer of the Key Club. While in school, he joined the Air Force National Guard, based in Delaware.
In 1961, he enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve, VP-933, at Willow Grove Naval Air Station. He later entered the U.S. Army in 1962 and served during the Vietnam War, until his discharge in 1965.
Mr. Stumpfrock was employed by Wings Field, Inc in Bluebell as Chief Flight Instructor until October, 1966. He then became a Captain for Tasty Baking Company and achieved Chief Pilot for them in January of 1977. By this time he was flying to work from the private strip on his farm, Ridgeview Farm, in Bedminster. From 1985-1987 he was self-employed as a test pilot and management consultant. From 1987-1993 he worked as a pilot and property manager. He also had a short stint flying a commuter for Suburban Airlines. His ratings included Airline Transport Pilot - Airplane Multi-Engine Land and Commercial Privileges ASEL CFII-ASMEL.
With his wife and son, Steve, he owned and operated Hemlock Campground and Cottages, in Tobyhanna. He moved back to Ridgeview Farm in 2000.
Mr. Stumpfrock was a member of American Legion Post 242 in Quakertown. He was also a member of the QB of Allentown, and past member of Civil Air Patrol, squadron 907, Doylestown; National Business Aircraft Association; Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assoc. and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Hilltown. During his children’s youth, he served as President of the PTG at Bedminster Elementary School; Head Coach of Pine-Hickon Little League; Coach for Revere Little League and Committee Chairman BSA.
A talented country dancer, Ron also participated in RV camping, hunting and card playing. A sports fan, he played softball, enjoyed swimming in his Endless Pool, watching football and listening to country music. An all-around mechanic, he could tinker with, fix, or make anything - usually with the material at hand.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his four children: Lee Crouthamel and her husband, Alan, Bedminster; Wallace Crossan and his wife, Lis, Coopersburg; Mark Crossan and his wife, Laura, Quakertown; Steve Stumpfrock and his wife, Lori, King of Prussia; 11 grandchildren: Neil, Laura Beth, Lauren, Brent, Sam, Rachel, Charles, Alexa, Andrew, Shannon, and Seth; one great-grandson, Chase; and his mother-in-law, Margaret E. (Carson) Riley, Sellersville. In addition to his father and stepfather, he was preceded in death by his brother, Erich Stumpfrock, and his father-in-law, Charles A. Riley.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, April 19 at 2:00 PM at the Betty Meier Steeley Funeral Home, 87 North Main Street, Sellersville, PA, where friends and family may call from 12:30 PM until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Stumpfrock’s name may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851
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