Ronald Vicent Toniutti

Ronald Vincent Toniutti, 85, of Diamond Bar, California passed away peacefully on, April 3, 2014. He was born in Chicago, Ilinois on February 9, 1929.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Cesar and Santa (Beinat) Toniutti of Italy. He is survived by his beloved wife, Hazel, their daughters, Karla, Sherri and Linda, and 8 grandchildren, Tavish, Brittani, Trentan, David, Kelsey, Adam, Kaylie and Craig, who will serve as his pallbearers. He is also survived by countless other loving members of a blended and extended family, as well as church brothers and sisters and personal friends, who all played an important and meaningful role in his life.
Ron was raised in Chicago where he developed an early interest in writing. He graduated from high school in 1947 and wrote his first book before serving in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. Ron and his parents moved to CA in 1955, initially in Los Angeles County and then in Stanton, where he started a long, successful career in sales. He worked in the plumbing industry for over 30 years, retiring from Penn Pipe, where he was one of their top salesmen. Ron converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was baptized in 1977. He met his wife, Hazel, at a church dance in 1979 and knew right away that she was 'the one'. They were married in 1982 and settled in Diamond Bar where they devoted their lives to church and family. Ron and Hazel served a joint Service Mission for almost 2 years in their local area starting in 2005. Their marriage was sealed in the Redlands Temple on January 30th, 2010.
In his spare time, Ron enjoyed reading and writing and over the years he authored several novels related to history and religion. He valued time spent with family and especially liked seeing the Grandchildren. Ron also loved to dance and wouldn't miss an opportunity to be out on the dance floor with his wife. He was a humble man and a devoted member of the LDS church, where he spent much of his time helping others.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., preceded by a 10:00 a.m. viewing, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1101 S. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765.
The interment and dedication of the grave will take place on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518 (Staging Area #3).

Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Apr. 16, 2014