Ronald E. Tennant (1940 - 2014)

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LORAIN - Ronald E. Tennant, 73, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain.
Ronald was born in Jackson Township, Pa., on August 4, 1940, moved to Lorain in the 1950s and he married Helen (nee Bruce) on January 18, 1961, raising two children together.
He graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1958B. Ronald was employed in building supply industry and retired from the City of North Olmsted as a Property Maintenance Inspector.
He was member of St. Anthony of Padua in Lorain and a former member of Christ United Methodist Church. Very proud of his Scottish heritage, Ronald was a founding member of the Lochaber Pipe Band, and a member of Sons of the American Revolution and the Lorain Historical Society.
Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen Tennant; children, Bruce H. (Phyllis) Tennant and Becky (Marty) Domines, both of Lorain; brother, Carl Phillips; sister-in-law, Virginia Phillips; grandchildren, Rosie (Ted) Branham, Alyssa and Cameron Tennant; four great-grandchildren; cousin, Goldie Hughes; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arleigh and Catherine (nee Phillips) Tennant; in-laws, William and Donna Bruce; brothers, William Phillips and Clarence "Bud" (Linda) Tennant; and sister, Connie (Bob) Addis.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home at 9:45 AM, Wednesday, February 12, 2014, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St. Agnes Church, 611 Lake Ave., Elyria, with Fr. Albert Veigas, Pastor, officiating with Deacon Bruce assisting. Christian burial services will be held at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lochaber Pipe Band, 1057 Parkview Ave., Lorain, OH 44052, or Friendship APL, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035.
Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
Published in www.morningjournal.com on Feb. 10, 2014
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Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home
2150 Broadway Lorain, OH 44052
(440) 244-1961
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