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Ronald Eugene France

Ronald Eugene France, age 69, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Ronald, or Ron as he was known to family and friends, was born Wednesday, February 20, 1952 in Akron, Ohio, to the late Roland and Rose (Yacovazzi) France and lived in the Akron area for most of his life. He was a graduate of Archbishop Hoban High School.

He is survived by his son, Luke France (Brandie Patterson), granddaughters Sophia and Harper; and his sister, Cathy France (Reese) as well as nephews Todd and Brent Ellebruch, and several great-nieces and nephews.

Ron worked for many years at Metzger Photo Supply in Akron before changing careers and working for the Summit DD and retiring from there after 20+ years of dedicated service. He was a man of great faith and a devout Catholic. Ron’s passion was music. He loved to play all manner of instruments and he loved to sing. His love of music was rivaled only by his love of photography. He spent countless hours photographing anything that caught his eye and his photos really captured the essence of the subject. He was also an accomplished woodworker and loved to try his hand at any and all hobbies that crossed his path over the years. He loved a good film, a good book, and a good cup of coffee. Ron will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Family and friends may call at Hennessy Bagnoli Moore Funeral Home, 936, North Main St. Akron, Ohio 44310 (corner of N. Main St. and Mildred Ave.) on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to donate3.cancer.org
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i remember the good times at st thomas hospital in the chapel playing the organ for you and mark yacovazzi. also your love of watches and when we went bottle digging with luke. save me a place in heaven

Denny Rachubka Nov 29 2021 7:29 PM

I will miss you my old friend. I am empty feeling. I will always remember us entertaining our people with music at the Tallmadge Center. This explains why you never answered your phone. If there is a heaven you are there. I can not be with you tonight. I am forced home with a brain concussion. Love you man.

Al Stambaugh Nov 19 2021 5:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald France

John Coudriet Nov 18 2021 6:57 PM

Luke and family, my sincere sympathy on the death of Ron. I regret I can not attend the calling hours. Ron was one of 16 cousins of the Yacovazzi family and I shall remember all the good times we had at their small home on Iuka St. {like the size of a 2 car garage}. Love cousin Chi chi

Cecilia Rossi Nov 18 2021 5:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald France

Jeff and Minette Nov 17 2021 6:35 PM

May you rest in Peace and love Ron. You were my brother in law and i loved when ever you played the piano, took a picture or shared a story. Luke was blessed to have you as his father, and I am so glad we kept in-touch through the years. Love you Ron, Praying for you Luke! your loving uncle Eddie

eddie and danielle Nov 17 2021 5:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald France

john GARDNER Nov 16 2021 8:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald France

Dawn Nov 16 2021 7:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald France

Luke Nov 16 2021 7:52 PM