|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1934|
Ronald Devere Agard, age 74, a devoted father and loving husband, passed away in his home after a long and courageous battle. His passing allows him to enter his final stage, his resting place. Ron was born on January 27, 1934, to Devere and Hazel Agard in Toledo, Ohio. While growing up in Toledo, Ron graduated from DeVilbiss High School and then joined the U.S. Naval Reserves where he served on the U.S.S. Saratoga (CVA60). Shortly after returning from the Navy, Ron met the love of his life and got married on May 3, 1958, to Margaret. He then began a family and was blessed with a daughter and two sons. Ron spent over 30 years in the banking industry and retired as an assistant vice-president from Huntington National Bank. As a banker, Ron was able to help all types of people achieve their dreams and aspirations. Ron was involved in his community and served as president of the Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce in Oregon, Ohio. He also served as president of the Alzheimer's Alternate Day Care Center in Toledo, Ohio. Ron loved to develop, organize and participate in all types of adventures and activities. He especially enjoyed planning all of his high school reunions and coaching youth sports. He coached basketball, baseball, and football for many teams in the Washington Local District and spent several years as a basketball official for local High School, YMCA, and Federation Leagues. He loved spending time with his children and would always make an effort to make every day special. Ron was a caring and thoughtful person who wanted to be remembered as a person who tried to do their best and who had feeling for others. Although Ron will no longer be with us, the lessons he taught and the desire and integrity he had will live on forever by the people he touched. He will be missed and loved forever! Ron is survived by his loving and caring wife, Margaret; daughter, Cathy (Gary) Deen; sons, Douglas (Katie), Steven (Ann); father-in- law, Edgar Lemle. He was very proud of all his grandchildren and will be forever missed by Elizabeth (Kristen), Aaron, Ryan, Tyler, Abby and great-grandchild, Adrian. Visitation for all of Ron's family and friends will be held at H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd. (at Alexis) on Thursday, September 18th, from 3-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m. The burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery on Hill Avenue. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Ron's memory are asked to consider Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, 3450 W. Central, Suite 230, Toledo Ohio 43606.
Published in Toledo Blade on September 18, 2008
Margaret P Agard (1936 - 2011)*
Created by: DonH
Record added: Aug 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74332304