NORRISTOWN. Pa. — Ronny R. Shade, a motorcoach driver for nearly 30 years with Krapf’s Coaches in West Chester, died suddenly last month at his residence. He was 51.
Shade died on March 2, only two days after taking second place in the United Motorcoach Association’s first annual UMA International Drivers Competition during Expo 2017 in St. Louis.
“Ronny was a true asset to Krapf’s Coaches and we were privileged to have had him on our staff,” said Dale Krapf, board chairman of the company. “The Krapf organization was truly humbled by the amount of condolences we have received from other motorcoach carriers upon hearing the news, yet another testament to how he was received among his peers.”
Besides driving for Krapf Coaches, Shade also operated Travel With Us Tours with his father, Arlington “Shady” Shade.
In addition to his father, Shade is survived by his brother, Barry; his wife, Kim, of Skippack, Pa.; and his life partner, Darryl Greene.