By Steve Crimmel
For Linglestown Gazette
As cars zip through the hamlet of Linglestown, it’s hard to notice the barber ‘s pole sign just west of the square. For 60 years though, and roughly 35 at that location and a previous nine years by the roundabout, Ron Stine has been cutting hair.
Growing up in a family of 12 in Waynesboro, Ron knew the meaning of hard work, conservatism, responsibility and a job well done.
After moving to Linglestown, he and wife Nancy, a local career realtor, raised their sons in Linglestown.
In addition to enjoying daily interactions with his clients, Ron ‘s hobbies have included competitive target shooting, a sport that he has won numerous awards through the years. He also enjoys following his grandson’s successful wrestling career, watching Penn State football, and spending time with his family.
It’s rare today that an individual spends 60 years in one profession. For Ron, it has been a very rewarding and interesting journey and one he would do all over again, according to customers.
Those that are his more long-term customers enjoy his wry smile, stories of his sons and family (especially his son’s State Police trooper stories), old-time “social media barbershop style,” and his views on life.
Ron is a Linglestown treasure to those of us that know him and has always been a cut above.
Congratulations Ron Stine for reaching a career milestone!