Ronald E. Tennant, 73, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. Ronald was born in Jackson Township, Pennsylvania on August 4, 1940, moved to Lorain in the 1950′s and he married Helen (nee Bruce) on January 18, 1961, raising two children together.
He graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1958B. Ronald was employed in building supply industry and retired from City of North Olmsted as a Property Maintenance Inspector. He was member of St. Anthony of Padua in Lorain and a former member of Christ United Methodist Church. Very proud of his Scottish heritage, Ronald was a founding member of Lochaber Pipe Band and a member of Sons of the American Revolution and the Lorain Historical Society.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen Tennant; children, Bruce H. (Phyllis) Tennant and Becky (Marty) Domines both of Lorain; brother, Carl Phillips; sister-in-law, Virginia Phillips; grandchildren, Rosie (Ted) Branham, Alyssa and Cameron Tennant; four great-grandchildren; cousin, Goldie Hughes; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arleigh and Catherine (nee Phillips) Tennant; in-laws, William and Donna Bruce; brothers, William Phillips and Clarence “Bud” (Linda) Tennant; and sister, Connie (Bob) Addis.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961 on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 P.M. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home at 9:45 A.M., Wednesday, February 12, 2014 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at St. Agnes Church, 611 Lake Ave, Elyria, Fr. Albert Veigas, Pastor, officiating with Deacon Bruce assisting. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lochaber Pipe Band, 1057 Parkview Ave., Lorain, OH 44052 or Friendship APL, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH 44035. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.