Ron Wiant obituary, Salem, Ohio


SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Ron Wiant, 72, died Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born on November 13, 1949 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the late Russell and Anna (Rohan) Wiant.

Ron served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Law Enforcement Administration.

Ron worked for the City of Canfield as a public works supervisor, retiring after 42 years.

Ron was a member of the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church.

Ron was compassionate and caring. He was a humble man and preferred to work behind the scenes and always worked diligently to provide for his family. He enjoyed watching sports and attending Penguins hockey games. He was very proud of his home and loved to ride the tractor, but his greatest passion was caring for others and serving God.

Ron was a devout Christian and was an incredible witness to God’s grace.

He battled Parkinson’s disease with strength and humility. He was a loving husband, father and friend. His legacy will live on through his family and friends and he will be sorely missed.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Lewis) Wiant, whom he married on October 27, 1979; two sons, David Daniel (Audra) Wiant of Bonne Terre, Missouri and Joshua Joseph (Heather) Wiant of Fountain, Colorado; daughter, Rebecca Ann Wiant of Ravenna; sister, Donna (Greg) Schaefer of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin; two brothers, Gerald (Betty) Wiant and Russel “Larry” Wiant, both from Austintown and seven grandchildren.

Friends and family will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021 at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church with his son, Reverend David Wiant and Reverend David Andrews, officiant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Second Harvest Food Bank or the Bunker Hill General Fund, 15096 W. Middletown, Beloit, OH 44609.

If you are unable to attend, you can show your support by joining our free “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial. com / hugs- from home.

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A TV Tribute will air on Sunday, November 21 at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV.


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