Ronald Stewart Swartout, "Ron," age 81, a 40 year resident of Severna Park, Md., died November 17, 2012, peacefully surrounded by his family. Ron was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Margaret "Peggy" A. Swartout. He was born October 20, 1931, in Gloversville, New York. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Germany until 1954. He returned home and graduated from Bowling Green University.