EAST PALESTINE - Ronald P. Venezia Sr., 60, of Howell Avenue, died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at the Covington Community Campus following a six-month illness.
Ron was born June 4, 1953 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Dominic and Pauline Cherico Venezia and had resided in this area since 1986. He had owned and operated the Venezia Auto Group for the past 30 years and was a member of our Lady of Lourdes Church.
He is survived by his wife, the former Susan Steinsdoerfer, whom he married in 1976; a son, Ronald Venezia, Jr. of Rogers; three brothers, John and Richie Venezia of Pennsylvania, and Carmen Venezia of Florida; and six grandchildren.
A son, Anthony "Tony" Venezia, preceded him in death on March 27, 2006.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial will follow in Glenview Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Visit www.oliver-linsley.com.