Ronald W. Held 1953 - 2019       

Ronald (Curly) William Held
, 65, of West Salem Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 21st, 2019, peacefully at his home, with his beloved wife by his side, after a month long battle of Cancer.

He was born October 10, 1953, in Wadsworth the son of William E. and Donna J. Held .

He was a veteran who served honorably in Vietnam.   He was a family man; the best there was.   He enjoyed the outdoors, working on his '62 Nova, hunting, fishing, attending any and all of his children's and grandchildren's sporting events, traveling with his wife to the river in Indiana, and playing the drums as a part of the band Shyster Rock n Roll.

Surviving is his wife, Victoria (Stillwagner) Held of West Salem;  his son, Nate (Nicki) Held;  his daughter, Alisha (Tommy) Guidetti of West Salem;  his grandchildren, Carter Clarke, Leo Guidetti and Vinnie Guidetti;  his mother, Donna Held of Wadsworth;  his sister, Susan Curtis (Jason, Nikki) of Wadsworth;  and mother-in-law Geraldine Crabtree of Rittman.

He was preceded in death by his father, William E. Held, and his sister, Kathy Ann Held.

The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, where there will be a celebration of life held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30.  Ron will be laid to rest with his comrades at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery following the Celebration service.

Hilliard-Rospert      330-334-1501     www.HilliardRospert.com
 
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 27, 2019
         



   Ronald Held         
   Wadsworth High School
   Graduating Class of 1972               

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