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Obituaries & Guest Book

Ronald Wilbert

Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Ronald Eugene Wilbert, 77, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown, MD.

Born Thursday, March 12, 1942 in Louisville, KY, he was the son of the late Robert Kenneth Wilbert and Aldean Elizabeth (Matthews) Wilbert.

He was a graduate of Northwood High School in Silver Spring, MD.

Ronald was a school bus driver for many years retiring from Montgomery County Public schools.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a huge Washington Redskins Fan. He enjoyed playing cards with his buddies and cooking for family and friends.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia V. (Phebus) Wilbert whom he married September 22, 1962, daughters, Tammy Potter and husband Tom, Elaine Wyatt and husband Rick and Mary Nee and husband Brad, brothers, Carl Wilbert and wife Judy and Wayne Harley and wife Stacy, grandchildren, James, Amanda, Jamie, J.T., Randy, Alex, Mark and Martin, great-grandchildren, Landon, Gabriel, Aubrey and Easton and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Wilbert.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30pm at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown, MD. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.


Guest Book

Pat and family...I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how terribly difficult it is to lose our loved ones. My heart aches for all of you. I have such wonderful memories of Ronnie times at our grandparents, summers that he spent at our house in the summer, and in later years, I loved when he and Carl came to visit Aldean!! So much love and laughter...and great food! I always told everyone he was my most handsome cousin! He will always hold a special place in my heart. Hugs and prayers to all....Love, Cheri

Cheri Everhart
Morristown, IN

Have many fond memories of “Ronnie” and our school days! Pat, thinking of you.

Diana (Seltzer) Stoehr
Davidsonville, MD

So sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing and sending prayers to Pat and family/ He was a fun and joyful Northwood classmate who attended many of our reunions. We all have fond memories of "the good old days" and we have all benefited by knowing one another over the years. May God bring comfort and may the many good memories provide peace to us all. He will not be forgotten. Much love, Bill & Barbara (Burnett) Riggs

Barbara Burnett Riggs
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

I first met Ron a few years ago when He and his Wife Pat moved next door to me. They moved here from Myrtle Beach, SC to Maryland so they could be closer to Family. He will be Missed, but he is finally resting in Peace.

Donald Crum
Hagerstown, MD

Pat and family - how I hate to hear about Ronnie but know the last several years have not been good for him. Would have loved to have come but not possible right now. We had so many good times at Aldean's with Carl, Ronnie & Wayne and will miss those times. All my love to each of you and may the wonderful memories keep him alive in each of you.

Sandra (Rogers) Cassidy
Shelbyville, IN

So sorry for your loss. I will always remember his humor and wit which I believe comes from the Mathews side of the family. Ronnie and Carl would always bring fresh seafood to Indiana and prepare it to share with all their landlocked family. ☺What fun they were to all. I believe Ronnie has told a few stories upon the passing of loved ones...out of love for them. I remember Ronnie came to help his Aunt Alma on the farm when his Uncle Paul was called away on the passing of his father. I was probably 5 or 6 years old and he would have been around 16 years old. Your Aunt Alma at 101 years old can still tell the "rest of the story." Sending it in an email would not show the love and the teasing in fun that we have for Ronnie. His Aunt Alma loves him and wishes she could be there out of respect for Ronnie. Keeping Everyone in my prayers, Coleen

Colleen Downey Julian
Wolcottville, IN

Losing someone close is never easy. Ronnie and I have been friends since ninth grade at Montgomery Hills Junior High, 1956-57. Being one of the "car guys" in auto shop meant that we spent a lot of time together. Attending each other's weddings, watching our children grow, many fishing trips, New Years Eve parties, and even attending our children's weddings made Ronnie a lifelong friend. Helen and I will miss him tremendously. Rest in peace Boss Hog. You earned it.

Tom and Helen Tassara
Silver Spring, Maryland

Ronnie was a wonderful friend. He loved fishing with the guys and could be counted on to make sure you had fun while you were doing it. Terrific guy. RIP Ronnie

Chris Christensen
Bluffton, South CarolinaRonnie

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