Ronald Tedeschi
1926 - 2020
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Ronald "Ron" Salvatore Tedeschi passed away at home at age 93. Ron was born October 8th, 1926 in Akron, Ohio to Luigi and Tina Tedeschi, both of whom immigrated to the United States from Italy. He was a graduate of Central Hower High School and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He married Helen Hajoway in 1948; they remained happily married until her death in 2009. Ron began working for O'Neil's Department Store after returning from the war and went on to participate in a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. His family remembers him as a wonderful, fun-loving figure with whom he shared his love of sports, the importance of family and dedication to his local community. He frequented Saturday Morning Breakfast Clubs at Niam's and the Akron Family Restaurant with friends and co-conspirators. Friends and family will remember him as a generous individual who loved Ohio sports and who was passionate about making a life-long investment in the communities and civic institutions of Northeast Ohio. Ron translated his passion and love of sports into being one of the founding members of the Cleveland Browns Backer's Club, a platform from which he raised millions of dollars for youth scholarships and multiple charities, including IBH, especially in support of those seeking to recover from drug and alcohol addiction. Always proud of his Italian heritage, he served in many officers' roles of various Summit County Italian Clubs and was a long-time co-leader of the Summit County Italian-American Festival. He was a dedicated member of St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, where he served as an usher and parishioner. He was an active member of several other Ohio charities and institutions. Ron is survived by his children, Donna Tedeschi and RonnieTedeschi, granddaughter, Kristen Mason-Glasscott (Brian), grandson, Matthew Broida (Sara), and great-grandchildren, Maya and Gisele Mason. He was preceded in death by wife, Helen Tedeschi; sons, David and Michael Tedeschi; sister, Jean Tedeschi; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Sebastian Church. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior at the church. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Sebastian or St. Anthony Education Funds.




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Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Jun. 21 to Jun. 22, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUN
23
Visitation
10:00 AM
St. Sebastian Church
JUN
23
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
St. Sebastian Church
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July 1, 2020
Ron and Helen and my parents Hank and Barb spent a lot of time together from the Frank Sinatra opening of the Richfield Coliseum to the Browns playing in London. They were a great fun loving couple who really were a joy to be around. His energy and enthusiasm was off the chart. They were dedicated to each other. He was always willing to help anyone and he took great care of both his dad and Helen. A real lost. A good friend who I will miss. He exemplified for me many great traits
Tom Mancino
Friend
June 25, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I sure enjoyed working at ONeils with Ron for so many years. He brought a smile to everyone. My deepest sympathy. Pauline Capretta
Pauline Capretta
Friend
June 23, 2020
My condolences to Ron and family, Mr. Tedeschi was a very kind man whom I had the pleasure of knowing. RIP Mr. T
Ozella Frye (Marshall)
Friend
June 22, 2020
To Ron's family, I am so sorry for your loss. Ron was a very special man, good friend and always with a smile and kind word, always asking about our sons and daughters. He was a wealth of knowledge on many topics and shared some of that with my husband Patrick while planning festivals.
I will miss that little wave and smile at daily Mass.
May he rest in the loving Arms or Our Lord along with Helen.
Ginny Morabito and family
Virginia M Morabito
Friend
June 22, 2020
Ron was the most wonderful and amazing person that we had the joy of knowing. He treated us like family, we always looked to him as a surrogate Dad. So sorry for the loss,,he will be missed by us and many others. But He is home
Ed&Eddie Collins
Friend
June 22, 2020
Ed&Eddie Collins
Friend
June 22, 2020
Donna...oh your dad! His sense of humor, his love of family, friends, sports and particularly your mom! My memories are unforgettable! Riding in the car to DC, smoking cigars, laughing, laughing, laughing...he was a wonderful man. With so many memories, he will always be remembered and what memories to have...denise sawan caruso
denise sawan caruso
Friend
June 22, 2020
Donna
Your Love Was Deeper
Your Joys Were Greater
Your Life Was Richer
Because you shared His Moment

My Deepest Sympathy and Love
Pam Zimmerman Woodruff
Pam Zimmerman Woodruff
Friend
June 22, 2020
In amorevole memoria un uomo di buon cuore ricorderemo il suo altruismo. Riposare in pace. Rochelle Barbieri
Rochelle Barbieri
Friend
June 22, 2020
Dear Family & friends, Please accept my most sincere condolences and know my prayers are with you.
I met Ron in the early 70's I was in my teens, My sister worked undercover security at O'Neil's, Angela is no longer with us but if were here today would forward her sympathies to you.
Ronald Salvatore Tedeschi I Salute you with Honor, Respect and Love Thank you for your Service to our Country and its people.
MaryEllen Fernwalt Smith
June 21, 2020
A bright light has gone out in the world. Ron was a kind, giving, compassionate man who loved his heritage and lived his faith. He loved his family. He was known for his love of sports. He was the biggest subway alum Notre Dame that I've ever known. He loved being around people. I know he is now happy to be reunited with his wife Helen who he missed so. Those of us who he left behind will miss him terribly. It is the end of an era!
Elaine Meurer
Family
June 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss Ron. No one can tell you that you didnt give your father the utmost by staying by his side.
Kipp
Friend
June 21, 2020
Mr. Tedeschi (Ron) was truly an icon. I spoke to him not too long ago and was going to take him to visit my mom at St. Ed's, but unfortunately the pandemic prevented us from doing so. I saw him at a Reverse Raffle last year and he still had a spring in his step. He could run circles around just about everyone in Akron. His fundraising abilities were amazing and you could never say no to him. My fondest memory with Mr. Tedeschi was going to Hartville flea market with him to sell merchandise that he had. We laughed all day. Also, working the outdoor International Festivals at St. Sebastian. Everyone wanted to work a shift for him. His energy was so much appreciated and loved. Now he is with Helen, his beloved. I will never forget you Mr. Tedeschi. Rest in peace and know how much you were cherished. Your kindness will live on in the many, many lives that you touched.
Carolyn Henretta
Friend
June 21, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I really enjoyed Rons enthusiasm for life, his friendship, and our spaghetti dinners at the Carovillese club. His humor and his energy will truly be missed. May he Rest In Peace.
With deepest sympathy, Marty Caruso
Martin Caruso
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