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Ronald Bixler

August 17, 1940 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Ronald Bixler Obituary

Ronald Bixler, 83, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 30, 2023 at the Hershey Medical Center. He was born Saturday, August 17, 1940 to the late Guy and Anna (Wiest) Bixler. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sandra (Rosensteel) Bixler.

Ron was a graduate of Penn State University and went on to be a food scientist and started his career at Nabisco and continued at Klein Chocolate and went on to work 28 years at M&M Mars, Elizabethtown. He enjoyed taking trips to Manhattan with his wife, cooking for his family, and listening to jazz music. He was an avid trap shooter and loved to watch Penn State football and the Philadelphia Phillies. More than anything he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Jennifer Telesca and husband Keith and Matthew Bixler and wife Laura; grandchildren, Evelyn, Camryn, and Hudson Bixler and Marielle and Zachary Telesca; and sister, Darlene Shearer.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 11 AM at the Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, PA 17078. A time of visitation will be held from 10 AM until the start of the service. Burial will be private at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Anna and Guy Bixler Memorial Award in Food Science at Penn State University. Office of Gift Planning, The Pennsylvania State University, 214 103 building, University Park, PA 16802.

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November 3, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Finkenbinder Family Funeral Homes
25 West Pine Street
Palmyra, PA 17078

Memorial Service
November 3, 2023

11:00 AM
Finkenbinder Family Funeral Homes
25 West Pine Street
Palmyra, PA 17078

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Private Graveside Service
November 3, 2023

Gravel Hill Cemetery

Palmyra, PA 17078


Office of Gift Planning, The Pennsylvania State University
214 103 Building, University Park PA 16802


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