It is with the deepest, deepest regrets that the Modena Fire Company announces the sudden passing of Fire Police Captain Ronnie Himes June 15 2019.
Ronnie was a life member of the company Joining in 1984. He served as Fire Police Captain since 2013.
During his time with the company his passion has always been on the Fire Police and EMS, running many years over 100 calls on both the fire and EMS sides. Ronnie was the recipient of the EMS provider of the Year in 2001 and Firefighter of the Year in 2012.
Over the years Ronnie could always be scene doing something around the station from helping cooking chicken at bar-b-q’s with his buddy Big John, cutting grass, painting, cleaning, or driving to call he was always there for the company. Ronnie absolutely loved Traffic 37 it was his baby and he was always cleaning it at time we though he wash the paint off of it.
Chief Dowlin said “ Ronnie was always a go to guy he do anything for not only this company but for anyone as a friend, He was a good person with a big heart, most recently I can never thank him for his help with my mom after her stroke he was there for my family that’s the kind of guy he was, not only as a company but more as a great friend to all of us this loss hurts and he will truly be missed”
Before joining the Modena Fire Company Ronnie was also an active member of the Brandywine Fire Company (Brandies Station 42) in Coatesville City at the time of its closing.
The company is truly at a loss for word and we just ask that you please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
*****Funeral arrangements are as followed from Wildes Web Site*****
Ronald H. Himes, 67, of Modena, passed away on early Saturday morning, June 15, 2019 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late William and Alice E. Hurst Himes.
He was a life long resident of Modena. He was employed by the Coatesville Area School District with the maintenance department.
Ronnie was a life member of the Modena Fire Company. Joining in 1984, he served as Fire Police Captain since 2013. Over the years Ronnie could always be seen doing something around the station from helping cook chicken at bar-b-q’s to cutting grass, painting, cleaning, or driving to call. Before joining the Modena Fire Company Ronnie was also an active member of the former Brandywine Fire Company (Brandies Station 42) of Coatesville.
He is survived by five sisters; Shirley Arnold of Dover, DE, Alice Harnish of Coatesville, Thelma Rhoades of Coatesville, Eva Townsend of Coatesville and Mary Ann March of Coatesville, many nieces and nephews and his fiance Anna Hafer of Coatesville. He was preceded in death by three brothers William C. Himes, George L. Himes and Gary E. Himes.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA followed by interment at the Fairview Cemetery in Coatesville. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.