Ronald John Conner, Sr. Obituary

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Ronal John Conner, Sr. was called home of the Lord on Thursday, April 28, 2022, following a brief illness. Ron was born on April 1, 1942 in Akron, Ohio, and spent his life serving his family, church, community, and friends.

Ron coached his sons in baseball and football and served as president of the Hot Stove Baseball Association. He was a 4-H counselor and a member of the Randolph Lions Club. He was a member of High Street Christian Church, now Harmony Springs Christian Church, where he served as a deacon, elder and trustee, as well as a Sunday school teacher for youth and adults. Ron enjoyed the family vacation which created memories, laughs and stories that are still talked about with smiles. After retirement, family vacations turned into epic “trips” with a group of close friends. When Ron was not serving, he absolutely treasured his 6 acre home in Randolph. Whether he’s touring the property on his golf cart with his dog in the passenger seat or watching wildlife from his chair in the lanai, peace and contentment have been found. To his friends and family, he was a man always available to help, no matter the task: construction, home and auto repairs, a ride, some advice, or just an ear to listen. He was truly a wonderful person who believed that “a man never stands taller than when he bends down to help a child”.

Ron graduated from Springfield High School in 1960 and started working at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company where he retired after 40 years of service. While at Goodyear, he received an invention award of $10,000, which was the largest sum awarded at the time.

Ron was predeceased by his parents, Orville (Buck) and Alice (Joy) Conner. Ron is survived by his beloved wife, Carol, of 60 years. His memory will live on with his three sons, nine grandchildren, great-granddaughter and countless other close friends and family. His sons: Michael (Lori) of Uniontown, Patrick (Mikelle) of Ormond Beach and Ronal Jr. (Veronica) of Ravenna, his grandchildren: Drew Harris, Brandon (Erica) Conner, Maggie (Joe) Monroe, Rachael (David) Carolan, Ian, Bailey, Jackson, Regan and Riley Conner, great-granddaughter, Murphy, and sister, Gayla Brent.

Call hours will be Thursday, May 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held Friday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m., both taking place at Newcomer Funeral Home: 131 N Canton Rd, Akron, OH 44305.

Posted on May 02, 2022

Posted in Record Courier, Akron Beacon Journal

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