Ronald A. Heginbotham | Obituary



Ronald A. Heginbotham, 80, of Martinsburg, WV and formerly of Oakland passed away on Wednesday August 18, 2021 at the Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville, WV. Born November 27, 1940 in Freeport, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Everett P. and Ruby A. (Claypoole) Heginbotham. Ronald attended Penn State University and Garrett College. He worked for Bausch & Lomb, in Rochester, NY and Oakland, MD, and retired after thirty-six years of service. He was a member of the Darkesville United Methodist Church in Inwood, WV and had also been a member of the Methodist Men at Bethel United Methodist in Mtn. Lake Park, Maryland. Ronald was also a member of the Mountain Top Cruisers Club and the Cushman Club of America. Besides spending time with his family, he enjoyed custom and vintage cars and gardening.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Joyce (Pearce) Heginbotham; two sons, Gary Heginbotham and wife Lori of Morgantown, WV and Larry Heginbotham and wife Marilyn Mason of Falling Waters, WV; one daughter, Lora Whitmore and her husband Todd of Berkeley Springs, WV; grandchildren, Jennifer Foster, Mark Whitmore, Weston Heginbotham, Madison Heginbotham, Brodie Heginbotham, Joshua Heginbotham and Kaitlyn Heginbotham; three step-grandchildren, Chelsee Whitmore, Isaac Mason and Jacob Mason; great-grandchildren, Brighton Foster, Maxton Foster, Baylor Whittington and Ansley Heginbotham; sisters-in-law, Donna Heginbotham and Fay Pearce; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two great-grandchildren, Colson and Pearce Foster, and a brother, Robert Heginbotham.

Friends will be received at C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, PA, 21 N 2nd St., Oakland, from 10 am to noon on Saturday August 21, 2021. A funeral service will be held at noon with Pastor John Skipper officiating. Interment will follow in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made at Darkesville United Methodist Church, PO Box 746, Inwood, WV 25428 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

C&S Fredlock Funeral Home is honored to serve the Heginbotham family.



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