Ronald "Ron" Sherrets

January 13, 1941 - May 4, 2022
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Ronald C. Sherrets, age 81, of New Philadelphia died Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at his residence.

Born on January 13, 1941, in Stone Creek, Ohio, he was the son of the late Francis Sherrets and Treva (Gribble) Sherrets Weaver.

Ron graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1959 and joined the US Army where he ser…

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Ronald C. Sherrets, age 81, of New Philadelphia died Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at his residence.

Born on January 13, 1941, in Stone Creek, Ohio, he was the son of the late Francis Sherrets and Treva (Gribble) Sherrets Weaver.

Ron graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1959 and joined the US Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division.  Following his 1963 honorable discharge from the Army, having achieved the rank of Sergeant, he worked at Timken Company before starting his own painting business.

Ron is probably best known for his subsequent business, The Skate Place, which he opened in 1977.  It was there that he made countless friends (and a few foes) over the years.  He was very proud to have provided the community with a safe and fun atmosphere.  Ron was always pleased when people who skated when they were young later brought their kids and grandkids to skate prior to its closure in 2020.

In what little free time he had, Ron enjoyed golf and playing slot machines.  In his later years he developed a passion for G scale model trains.

Ron is survived by his children, Tracy (Mark) Mead and Amy (Steve Brown) Sherrets; his grandchildren, Kayle (Kai) Zurcher, Alli Brown and Finn Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife Jeanie; four sisters, Wanda Ferris, Shirley Prichard, JoAnn Ricklic and Linda Padgett; and two brothers, Ernest and Carl Sherrets.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A private family graveside will be held at a later time.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Carl C. Stoller VFW Post 1445 of New Philadelphia, 441 Park Ave. NW New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


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Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Carl C. Stoller Post 1445 New Philadelphia VFW

Phone: (330) 343-5987

441 Park Ave NW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: January 13, 1941
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Paul and Joyce (Shuman) Oechsle posted on 5/23/22

With our sympathy, Amy, on the passing of your father.


Brij Agarwal posted on 5/9/22

Tracy, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you, and take care! Brij Agarwal


Larry W McBride posted on 5/9/22

Our sympathy to Ron's family in his passing...Great, good natured man who treated his business as a tool to support society, especially the youth. You could tell it was not just a money making venture. I always admired how he treated everyone and kept the Skate Place a safe place you could let your kids go to be entertained. He left his mark on the area.Thanks Ron. Larry & Jan McBride


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 5/8/22

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Ronald C. Sherrets, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Ronald C. Sherrets, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Doug Williams - Medina, OH posted on 5/6/22

I met Ron in 1977 and worked for him until 1984 when he “suggested” that I buy a business that included the apprehension of moving away from my hometown. He mentored me by offering sound and invaluable advice with unwavering encouragement in the years that followed. What I appreciate, treasure, and will miss the most is the friendship and respect that we shared with each other over the past forty-five years. Ron was a caring and sharing man who made an impact on my life in ways that I will forever be grateful. Thank you, Ron.


Bret Shetler posted on 5/6/22

Tracy and family, You have all of our sympathy on the loss of Ron. I remember him from the Skate Place as well. We will keep you and your family members in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely , Bret & Susan Shetler & families


Shelia Trachsel posted on 5/6/22

So sorry for your loss.


Joy Bookkeeping LLC posted on 5/6/22

I enjoyed working for you and I will miss hearing your stories. You was one of my client’s and a great person. Sending my thoughts & prayers to your family and friends. Tina Joy Smitley


Brett Archinal posted on 5/5/22

I pretty much lived at the Skate Place for 4 or 5 years in my teens. Ron was such a great guy. He always said "Hi" when I came in or told me a joke. One night I paid the admission, walked in and started putting my skates on. Ron sat down next to me and handed me a key. I questioned him about it. He said, "You are here all of the time, every session and you don't cause trouble. That is a locker key, rent free and you don't have to pay admission anymore, just walk in." He shook my hand and gave me a slap on the back, then walked away. I never abused that privilege, and many times worked as a Floor Guard when they were really busy and helped with clean up at the end of the night. Thank You Ron for all the great memories.


Barbara(Saltz) Pattersonon posted on 5/5/22

Ron was a good person an a good friend. I went to grade school at South Elementary school in Dover wit Ron an Jeanie. I took my Children, Grandchildren, an Great Grandchildren to the skate Place. Ron always had time to talk with me about times gone bye. Lots of memories for all. So sorry for your loss. Ron will be missed.


Nancy (Scott) Gregg posted on 5/5/22

I had a lot of great memories at the Skate Place growing up in the 70's and 80's. It was a safe place to spend weekends with friends and to take my nieces and nephews to on Sunday afternoons. Having a police officer there on the weekend nights was always a plus. I appreciate all of the time and effort and money put into helping us young and teenage kids have a safe and really fun place to hang out. The Skate Place will always be one of my favorite memories as a teenager. Ron was always an amazing father figure and leader while my friends and family were there. He will be missed so much. My sincerest sympathy and prayers to Tracy and the family. Nancy (Scott) Gregg


Karen (Beitzel) Welch posted on 5/5/22

Thinking of all the family at this difficult time. Ron was a great neighbor who will be missed terribly, I will miss our talks and his great smile!


Martha Massarelli Fankhauser posted on 5/5/22

A good man who stood by his word. He will be missed for sure. My prayers for his family. Martha Massarelli Fankhauser


Maxine (Mickey) Moore posted on 5/5/22

My deepest sympathies to the family, he was a great man . I enjoyed knowing him from Tuscora roller rink than later in years bringing my kids and grandkids to his own skating rink, he will be missed.


Conrad & Jennifer Sommers posted on 5/5/22

Condolences for the family ..Ron was a great man!! Loved talking with him when the kids had skate parties … lots of great memories at the Skate Place .


Dixie Dyer posted on 5/5/22

Had the pleasure of knowing Ron for a really long time. He played a big part in my children's birthday parties that were held at the skate place. He helped me when I decided to make a closet in a hotel into a game room and he provided those pinball machines etc. I will always remember him as a smiling man. He will be missed.


Kathleen (Sherrets) Ward posted on 5/5/22

RIP Uncle Ron. You will be missed.