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Ronald O. Ahlers, 82, of Carlisle, died on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Cumberland Crossing Retirement Community, Carlisle.  He was born Dec. 27, 1932, in Carlisle, a son of the late George A. and Frances A. (Stover) Ahlers.

Ron was a 1950 graduate of Carlisle High School.  He earned his Bachelor’s (1955) and Master’s (1957) degrees from Shippensburg University.  He retired from Carlisle Area School District after more than 30 years of service.  Ron taught seventh and eighth grade Social Studies and Geography.  He was a member of First United Church of Christ in Carlisle, and was also a member of Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited, Fly Fishers Club of Harrisburg and a life member of the Carlisle Elks Lodge.  Ron was a former fly tying instructor at the Carlisle Fish & Game Assoc. for many years and also taught fly tying at Carlisle and Boiling Springs High Schools.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Shirley (Weary) Ahlers, two daughters; Pamela R. (and her husband, Dwight) Bream of Boiling Springs and Deborah L. (and her husband, Rodney) Bond of Corinth, MS, seven grandchildren; Caren Bream, Megan Maxwell, Matthew Bream, Amy Bream, Melissa Bond, Andrea Bond and Rachel Bond.

A viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015, followed by services at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Church of Christ, 30 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, with Revs. Chris and Rachel Schwab officiating. Interment will be in the LeTort Cemetery, Middlesex Twp.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to First United Church of Christ or to Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter 52, P.O. Box 520, Carlisle, PA 17013.

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I was very saddened to hear of Ron's passing. I always looked forward to seeing Ron on the stream or anywhere else and enjoyed many a conversation with him. He was one of the true gentlemen of our time. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

Bill Durham

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of the loss of husband and father. Ron was a good guy.

Marge Adams

Our heartfelt condolences to Shirley and the family. I worked with Ron for many years and always enjoyed our talks at lunch and elsewhere. I appreciated his brand of humor and the sincerity of how he lived his life. We'll think of him often.

Ron and Rose Tregl

Ron's quiet manner has been missed at TU meetings.Your family is in my prayers.

Dr. Bob Thompson

The Kathryn Bitner Family is so sad to hear of Ron's death. He was a wonderful man. He will be missed in Strawberry Court. From Kay Bitner and Family - Kay Lombardo, Janet Hawbecker, and Paul Bitner.

Janet Hawbecker

Just wanted you to know how saddened I was to see that Mr. Ahlers passed away. He was my social studies teacher at Lamberton Middle School many, many years ago. I have such fond memories of him. He loved his subject and was a great teacher! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

Paige Bryant-Sweeder

My deepest sympathies to all of Ron's family. I am saddened to hear of his passing. He was one of my favorite teachers and an inspiration to me in my teaching career! He was a wonderful man! May God bless Ron and his family!

Joe Stasyszyn

Our condolences to Shirley and the family. Ron was a fine gentleman, a good fisherman and friend.

Tom & Carol Houf
We are saddened to learn of Ron's passing. We will remember the many activities we shared through TU, and his dedication to the sport. He was a lovely man who will be missed. Our sympathy to his wife Shirley, and family.
Nina & Jerry Kerstetter

I did not have the pleasure of meeting Ron. I want to express my condolences to the family but especially to (my former classmate) Deb. It is difficult to say goodbye to any friend or family member, but our parents hold a special place in our hearts. Take good care of yourselves as I am sure that he would have wanted.
Donna Englund

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