YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ronald R. Kapics, 79, died Monday evening at his residence after a two-year illness.
Ronald was born Aug. 26, 1939, in Girard, Ohio, a son of the late Andy and Eleanor (Graziosi) Kapics, and was a lifelong area resident.
He graduated from Chaney High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Ronald had worked in maintenance for the Public Library of Mahoning County, Ohio for 25 years, retiring in 2014. Previously, he had been a supervisor for Servi-Clean for 15 years.
He was a member of St. Christine Parish. He enjoyed making wine and won numerous awards for his wine. Ronald loved to travel with his most recent trip to Italy, when he was able to meet a large group of his family for the first time being extra special to him. Family was very important to Ronald from the times he was involved with his three sons’ scouting activities and coaching Little League at Mill Creek
Ronald loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing with his boys when they were younger.
He leaves his wife, the former Jane C. Hvisdak, whom he married Sept. 11, 1965; three sons, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Kapics of Austintown, Ohio, Thomas (Sheree) Kapics of Las Vegas, and Michael (Sheila) Kapics of Poland, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Alyssa, Dominic, Collin, Camryn, Kylie and Macey.
Ronald also leaves a brother, James (Kathy) Pachell of Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
Besides his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his stepfather, Thomas Pachell.
Friends may call today, Thursday, July 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Christine Parish.