LAKE MILTON, Ohio - Ronald Malmfeldt, 60, who passed away Saturday evening, Nov 16, 2013 at his home with his family by his side, following a courageous nine month battle with cancer.
Ron was born April 18, 1953, in Boardman, Ohio (Mahoning County) a son of the late Einar “Wally” and Betty (Schafer) Malmfeldt.
Ron was a 1971 graduate of Jackson Milton High School.
He was a truck driver for W. Pollock Trucking Inc., where he met his dear friend, Ray, who he called “driver.”
He loved music, boating on Lake Milton and spending time with his family and friends.
He created life long memories with his best friends, Louie Bartlett and Tom Edwards and enjoyed teasing his friend and neighbor, Shelia Klegg. His greatest love was for his grandchildren, they were the light of his life.
Ron leaves his beloved wife, the former Cathy Long, whom he married June 1, 1973; his daughter, Kelly Sites; granddaughter, Kayla Malmfeldt of Lake Milton; a son, Ronnie Malmfeldt; grandson Landon Malmfeldt of Boardman, OH; and his mother-in-law, Mary Jane Long of Austintown, Ohio.
Ron also leaves a brother, Carl Malmfeldt.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Fonda Pittman and a brother, Terry Malmfeldt.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff, especially the staff on 2 East of Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio for providing all their love, support and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to the Pricetown United Methodist Church for the G.S. Pavilion Project, which will include a fire pit that will be rightfully dedicated as “Pa’s Pit” in his honor and memory.
Donations may be mailed directly to the church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road, Newton Falls, OH 44444.
A memorial service will be held on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Pricetown United Methodist Church.
Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, North Jackson Chapel.