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Ronald Eugene Tasker

May 5, 1931 ~ July 12, 2019 (age 88)

Ronald Eugene Tasker, 88, of Swanton, MD, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Born May 5, 1931, he was the son of the late William and Pearl Tasker. He was also preceded in death by two wives, Shirley Ann (Riggleman) Tasker and Marion L. Tasker; a son, Ronald Oliver Tasker and a daughter., Barbara Ann Knotts.

Ronald was employed by Walter Yoder & Sons and was a foreman at Vaco. He was active in the Woodman of the World and was a member of Calvary Tabernacle. Ronald served his country in the US Marine Corps.

He is survived by two sons, Donald E. Tasker, Mt. Lake Park, MD; Randall “Steve” Tasker and wife, Carman, Clarksville, TN; a daughter, Donna J. Lake and husband, Robert “Bobby”, Uniontown, PA; a brother John Tasker and wife, Cleda, Swanton, MD; three grandsons, Lance and wife, Johnna; Timand wife, Melissa; and Kevin; seven great-grandchildren, Kalista, Larrisa, Hunter, Skylie, Mekelle, Lexi and Walker.

Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Dr., Oakland, MD, on Tuesday from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. and from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Pascal Crites officiating. Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Garrett County Animal Shelter or to Fayette Friends of Animals.

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