Ronald Dale Mikes, known for his great music taste that he passed down to his children, left us on October 27, 2023. He was 71 years old. Born on September 13, 1952, Ronald lived a fulfilling life surrounded by family and friends.
Ronald was a man of many hobbies and interests. He had a deep fondness for spending time with his loved ones and cherishing every moment with them. Whether it was gathering a table for dinner or going on long drives with the music blasting, Ronald truly valued his relationships. One particular memory that stands out is cruising along the roads, ending up in Pittsburgh in the middle of the night. These adventures not only brought him joy but created lasting memories with those fortunate enough to be riding alongside him.
Another one of Ronald's passions was repairing older cars. He had a talent for mechanics. His dedication and attention to detail were truly remarkable.
Ronald’s loving nature extended beyond his personal interests and hobbies. Family always held a special place in his heart. He leaves behind a vast network of relatives who will dearly miss him. Among those mourning his loss are Lisa (Donald) Lynn Oryell and Ronda Jane Eckert, his beloved daughters who were deeply cherished by their father throughout his life.
Ronald's memory will forever be treasured by his surviving family members: Connie Mikes Leek, Brenda Mikes Sotcan, Maryann Holbrook, Robert Wells, Raymond Mikes, Larry (Cheri) Mikes, Donald Mikes, Ricky (Malene) Mikes, Bob (Leanne) Pickens - siblings who shared an unbreakable bond with Ronald. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Brandon Fall and Sarah Bales. He will also be dearly missed by his long-term domestic partner, Grace Cha as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Myrtle Mikes. Ronald reunites with a host of other relatives and close friends who were fortunate enough to have had him in their lives. Each person was touched by his warm smile, kind-hearted nature, and unwavering devotion. Cody Christian Mikes-O'dell - beloved grandchild; Verna Mikes, Irene Mikes - grandparents; William Light and Minnie Light - grandparents; Jerry Mikes, Darrel Mikes, William Mikes, Earnie Mikes - brothers who shared countless laughs and memories with Ronald; William James Mikes, Jason Renicker, Brandy Renicker - nephews and niece respectively.
While we mourn the loss of Ronald Dale Mikes, let us also remember the joy he brought into our lives. May his legacy live on through the memories we shared with him, the love he bestowed upon us, and the music that will forever remind us of his wonderful presence.
Rest in peace, Ronald Dale Mikes. You will be deeply missed and always remembered for the remarkable person you were. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that donation go to the Mental Health Board of Stark County.
A memorial celebration will take place at Dean's Funeral Home 256 W. Ohio Avenue Thursday November 9, 2023, from 5-7pm. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.