YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church for Ronald C. Mang, 80. He passed away on Friday, July 7 at Briarfield Manor in Austintown after a courageous five and a half year battle with metastatic lung cancer.
Ronald was born May 22, 1937 in Youngstown, the son of Christian and Katherine (Catanzaro) Mang.
He lived on the east side of Youngstown, attended North High School and was a lifelong member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church.
Ronald was employed at Republic Steel for 31 years. He then worked at Martin Luther Lutheran Church as a custodian for 18 years, retiring in 2007.
Ronald will be sadly missed and remembered by many, including his son, Ronald J. Mang of Boardman; daughter, Valerie (Kenneth) Patterson of Austintown; granddaughter, Victoria Ann Patterson, whom was his pride and joy and his faithful dog, Bella. He also leaves one brother, Christian (Andrea) Mang of Painesville and two sisters, Roselyn Hamilton of Struthers and Dolores (Don) Barnhart of New Waterford. Along with his siblings, he will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Barbara Ann (Yuhas) Mang, whom he married May 21, 1966. Barbara passed away March 27, 2011. His brother-in-law, Ronald Hamilton, also preceded him in death.
Friends and family may call on Friday, July 14 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, 3100 Canfield Road in Youngstown, and on Saturday July 15 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 420 Clearmount Drive in Youngstown.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Briarfield Manor and MVI Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, July 12 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.