A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Rose Church for Ronald R. Filipan, 82, who died in Hospice House early Tuesday morning, April 2.
Ronald was born in McDonald on July 3, 1936 to his parents, Raymond and Virginia Nafe Filipan.
Graduating from Niles McKinley High School in 1955, he lettered in baseball, football and basketball and played baseball for the U.S. Marine Corps where he was honorably discharged as corporal in 1962.
He worked as a motor inspector for U.S. Steel McDonald Works for 23 years and as a self-employed residential painter for over ten years.
Ronald was a member of the U.S. Steel Workers Union #1307, Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers Union #476, St. George Croatian Lodge #66 and K of C Girard Council where he served as a 3rd degree knight.
His hobbies included watching college sports; especially Notre Dame.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta M. Guido whom he married July 1, 1961; his daughter, Rhonda Suzanne Filipan, PhD and his sister, Shirley Kundel.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family and friends will gather on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Schiavone Funeral Home and at the church on Saturday morning, April 6.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ronald’s memory to the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W. Wood Street, Youngstown, OH 44503.
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