VERMILION - Wm. Ronnie Abel, age 49, of Vermilion, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born on October 12, 1962 in Cambridge, Ohio to the late William Abel and Linda (nee Callihan) Abel Messaros. He was a 1981 graduate of Vermilion High School. He has been a resident of Vermilion for the past 30 years. Ronnie was employed by Ford Motor Company as a paint sprayer for 23 years, starting at the Lorain plant and then transferring to the Avon plant. The outdoors brought him much enjoyment from camping to working in the yard. Working on cars was always his passion and he liked to bowl.
He is survived by his wife of 28 ½ years, Lisa (nee Cable); son, Brandon, of Vermilion; daughter, Veronica (Luke) Ziegelhofer, of Norwalk; grandson, Cash Ziegelhofer, sisters, Bev (Robert) Zimmerman, of Lorain and Kathie Messaros, of Vermilion; step-father, John Messaros; father-in-law, Bill Cable.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Abel and Linda Messaros; sister, Karen Tkach; mother-in-law, Louise Cable.
The Abel family will receive friends on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Chaplain Melvin Sayler, will officiate. Private family interment will take place.
Online condolences may be left for the Abel family at www.dovinreberjones.com