Ronald N. Black

September 13, 1933 ~ April 26, 2019 (age 85)

Ron Black, 85, passed away April 26, 2019.  He was born September 13, 1933 in Akron to the late Roy and Myrtle Black. Ron was a graduate of Garfield High School, married his high school sweetheart Shirley and moved to the Green area.  Ron proudly earned his Eagle Scout, worked for Firestone for 32 years, loved playing basketball and softball for the Firestone Industrial League.  He coached baseball and softball for Green Little League while his boys were young.  Ron served on the Green Board of Education and was instrumental in the creation of Portage Lakes Joint Vocational School and served as the first president of the board.  Ron was a member of Firestone Park Christian Church, serving on the board, elder, deacon and taught teen Sunday School. 



Ron is going to be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially those who he and Shirley would travel with throughout the world.  He was known for his wit and telling of a good joke.



Ron is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley; sons, Bryan (Marcia), David (Beran); and Stuart (Christy) Black; grandchildren, Ashleigh (Gabe), Corey (Kerry), Alexander, Charlotte, Ryan, Courtney; great grandchildren, Preston and Kennedy; as well as many other loving family and friends.


The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dawn, Amber and the staff of Crossroads Hospice for the love and care you gave to not just Ron but to the entire Black family.



Funeral service will be held at 6 P.M. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Firestone Park Christian Church, 40 E. Wilbeth Road, Akron, Ohio 44301 with Pastor Rich Ferris officiating.  Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 P.M. until the time of the service at the church.  A private committal service will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions can be made in Ron’s name to the church.  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at



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Donations may be made to:

Firestone Park Christian Church
40 E. Wilbeth Road, Akron OH 44301

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