MINERAL RIDGE – Ronald W. Oakman Sr., 75, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
He was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Cambria County, PA., the son of Earl and Ada (Yoder) Oakman, and had lived in Ohio for 55 years.
Ron had worked as a printer/pressman. He met daily at the Niles Dairy Queen with his buddy Jahn. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida and to Tijeras, N.M., and he and Kathie had many memorable moments on cruise ships. Most of all, Ron was a gentleman and a gentle man.
Fond memories of Ron live on with his beloved wife, Kathie (Hileman) Oakman, whom he married June 21, 1980; four children, Ronald W. Oakman Jr. of Girard, Ohio, Veronica (Bruce) Atwell of Slippery Rock, Pa., Robert (Leigh Anne) Oakman of Florida and Tijeras, and Damian (Roberta) Hileman of Howland, OH; seven grandchildren, Ronald A. (Mari) Oakman, Lisa (Blaine) Carter, Arielle Hileman, Xavier Hileman, Annika Hileman, Sarah (Samuel) Sykola, and John (Ashley) Atwell; four great-grandchildren, Aden, Ellie, and Emett Atwell, and Eliza Carter; and a brother, Earl (Gloria) Oakman of Howland.
Preceding him in death are his parents; a sister, Lucille Miller; and a brother, Gary Oakman.
A celebration of life service was held at the Four Mile Run Christian Church on Dec. 17, 2017.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, in Warren, Ohio.
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