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Ronald Eugene Easton

June 28, 1930 ~ February 17, 2022 (age 91)

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Ronald Eugene Easton, a retired steelworker (Iron Workers Local #290), schoolteacher, coach, and lifelong resident of Ohio, passed on February 17, 2022, at the age of 91 at the Hospice of Miami County in Troy, Ohio

Ronald is survived by 4 generations of family members to include his children: Roni Gross and Keara (Dan) Peace; Teresa Easton, Eugene Easton, and Elizabeth (Turner) Easton; his seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  He is also survived by his former wife of 37 years, Norma Jean (Hannahs) Easton.

He is predeceased by his parents: Eugene Morse Easton and Thelma (Miller) Easton, his sister, Betty King and brother-in-law, David King.

Ronald was born in Troy, Ohio on June 28, 1930, to Eugene and Thelma (Miller) Easton.  He graduated from Piqua High School and attained a bachelor’s degree in Education from Heidelberg University in 1954.

During his college career he was named co-captain for several years for the football team and received the Sayer Trophy for outstanding leadership and character in athletics.

Ronald was a Korean War veteran who completed his military career working in the G2 intelligence section in the Pentagon.

After leaving the military he taught science and math courses in Piqua, as well as Barnesville and St. Clairsville, Ohio.  He continued his sports career by becoming a coach for multiple disciplines such as football, basketball, wrestling, and golf.  He coached both the St. Clairsville Devils and Barnesville Shamrocks football teams and lead the Shamrocks to an OVAC championship title in 1962.

 His steel working career expanded more than 35 years as a tradesman as well as an instructor, mentor, business agent and co-worker.  He was a member of the Warren Lodge No. 24 for the Free & Accepted Masons in Piqua, Ohio since 1955.

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all those who knew him.

As education was important to him, he chose to participant in the Anatomy Donation program at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  A memorial service will be pending because of his donation.

Donations are welcome at the Ohio Hospice of Miami County.   www.HospiceofMiamiCounty.org

 

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