AUSTINTOWN — Ronald J. Hefner, 56, of Austintown, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 17, 2022, after losing his struggle with COVID pneumonia at Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.
Ronald was born May 8, 1965, in Warren, a son of Ronald W. and Wanda J. West Hefner, and was a lifelong area resident.
He graduated from Howland High School in 1983 and had served in the Army National Guard. Ronald received his bachelor’s degree in business from Youngstown State University. Ronald had been a financial adviser for more than 15 years and was currently working for the Guidelight Financial Group of Ameriprise Financial Services.
Besides his parents, Ronald and Wanda Hefner, he leaves his wife, the former, Renee M. Vivo, whom he married Feb. 14, 2014; his children, Madison Hefner, Bailey Hefner, Cameron Hefner, R. Chase Hefner, Jessica A. Horvath, Jacqueline N. Horvath and Franklin G. Horvath III; and a granddaughter, Scarlet. Ronald leaves his sister, Heather (Darren) Chaffin and their children, Zachary (Mary) Chaffin and Gabrielle (Scott) Drazdik. Ronald also leaves his mother- and father-in-law, Steve Vivo and Barb Vivo; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Steve Vivo IV, Gina (Tom) Shine, Vince (Jana) Vivo, Christian Kindinis, Nick (Kris) Vivo and Gianna Vivo; and many nieces and nephews.
Ronald was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Edna “NaNa” West and Charles and Eva Hefner.
Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com