RONALD MERL CORDIER, SR.
Ronald Merl Cordier Sr., 82, passed away peacefully, in his home, while surrounded by family on March 29th, 2022. Born to Merl and Ruby Cordier in Hartville, OH, Ronald was the oldest of five, spending his childhood in Mogadore, OH, where he graduated in 1957.
After attending a semester of college, Ronald quickly decided he wanted to enter the workforce and began a career with A&P, which he continued for many years while he and his beloved wife, Donna Jo Cordier, began and raised their family, consisting of two children, Ronald Cordier Jr. and Diana Skalak (Cordier), after which, Ronald went into business for himself, focusing on carpentry and lawncare. Ronald found much success in business, community and in family, as it continued to grow, with the addition of three granddaughters, Amanda Brown (Cordier), Ashley McCartney and Hannah Skalak.
If Ronald wasn’t working, you could still find him in his blue dickie work pants, white t-shirt and a ballcap, with a pencil tucked behind his ear. This, along with his tightly laced work boots, would become his signature look. A look that not only signified his incredible work ethic and dependability, but also the modest and fulfilling life he led.
Ronald enjoyed camping and boating with his family and friends and was a member and Commodore of the Mogadore Boat Club in Beverly, Ohio.
Ronald was blessed to enjoy many years of retirement, most of which with his wife by his side, fulfilling their snowbird dreams, spending the winter months in Fort Myers, Florida, where they were an integral part of their Lazy Dayz Community.
Ronald was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Donna Jo Cordier (Butera); his sister, Marilyn Cordier; and parents. Ronald is survived by his siblings, Barbara Hudson (Cordier) and spouse; Larry Cordier and spouse; and Sandra Zimmerman (Cordier) and spouse; children, Ronald Cordier Jr. and spouse Alana, Diana Skalak (Cordier) and spouse Jeff; as well as grandchildren, Amanda Brown (Cordier) and spouse Don, Ashley McCartney, and Hannah Skalak; great-grandchildren, Colton, Khloe, Luke, Daniel, Ryan, and Rhys; and his faithful friend over the last few years, Patty Quinn.
It is important to note, Ronald was a man of God and a proud, lifelong member of the Springfield Church of the Brethren.
Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, April 1, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10:00 until the time of the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m., Springfield Church of the Brethren, 3500 Albrecht Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44312. Pastor Andrew Wenger will officiate. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Springfield Church of the Brethren.