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Company Morns the Loss of Fire Police Captain Ronnie Himes (UPDATED WITH SERVICE INFO)
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By Modena Fire Company
June 15, 2019

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.


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Tina Ream June 15, 2019 at 6:28 PM
My sincere Heartfelt Condolences go out to Ronnies Family, Girlfriend and Station 37 over the passing of Ronnie. Ronnie was a Good Guy, like was said he was always willing to jump in and help with whatever was going on with a smile on his face. You could see him on the scene of Calls directing traffic, at the Station working or waiting for the tones to ring or riding and doing errands in Traffic 37, again always with a smile, Happy for what he did. My Heart Hurts to hear this news. May God Recieve Him with open Arms and bring All needed Peace and Comfort here.


Karen Johnson June 15, 2019 at 6:57 PM
I knew ronnie when he was a floor guard at Caln roller rink,R.I.P Ronnie u got your wings..fly high..


Randy Cockerham June 16, 2019 at 12:37 AM
Our sincere condolences on the loss of Ronnie Himes from members of the East Whiteland Fire Police. Thanks Ronnie for being such a great example to us all.


Jim plank jr June 16, 2019 at 5:22 AM
Rip ronnie may your wings carry you to the grace of god and he accepts you into his love arms rest in peace brother we have it from here


John Robinson June 16, 2019 at 11:58 AM
RIP Brother, are prayers and condolences to everyone.


Steven beebe June 16, 2019 at 6:39 PM
My deepest condolences and prayers to the Modena fire company, Ronnie was a good friend and brother who showed that even in the course of adversity anyone can achieve their dreams, one of the few people I call my friend. R.I.P friend


Ron Miller June 17, 2019 at 6:46 AM
Ronnie Himes was truly one of the good guys who epitomized volunteer service to the Modena Fire Company. He was always there and ready to help in any way he could. Any time Thorndale fire police needed assistance with a mutual aid call, we could always count on Ronnie to show up in Traffic 37, and he always had a smile. We are all fortunate to have known Ronnie. We are thankful for his service and will be missed. Rest In Peace.


Kim Campbell June 18, 2019 at 11:22 PM
My condolences to Ronnie's family, girlfriend and his family at Station 37. Ronnie was always smiling when I saw him. He was so dedicated. Rest in peace Ronnie.


Susan and John Simone June 19, 2019 at 12:50 PM
We've only lived in East Fallowfield for a few years, but we saw Fire Police Captain Himes often when he was checking or instructing others how to check the fire hydrant next to our property. He was always professional and most sincere. Our condolences to his family, friends, and his colleagues.



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