Ronald Angelo Fiore, 8/24/1950- 8/15/2022
Ronny was a popular Parma Heights star athlete and model student until he was diagnosed with a debilitating mental illness his sophomore year at Valley Forge. At his core, Ron was a gentle giant, with the biggest heart and best intentions. His caring curiosity brought boundless questions and compliments to everyone he met. A Cleveland man to the end, Ron could recite all stats without hesitation, whether basketball, baseball, football, or golf. Working at his family’s downtown delicatessen, The Sportsman, was a particular point of pride and furthered his lifelong enthusiasm of Cleveland teams. “Big R” to friends and family truly embodied the phrase from his favorite band, The Beatles: “All You Need is Love”.
May his generous heart and soul rest in eternal peace in the company of his deceased parents, Dorothy and Leonard Sr., and brother Lenny. Ron is survived by his three sisters, Angie (Dr. Robert) Dornauer, Judy Fiore (Lance Palshook) and Pam (Jeff) Brown, and their children, Matthew (Alexandria & Maddie) & Mark (Sara), Natalie, and Clayton & Aubree.
He will be forever missed. The Fiore family thanks all the dedicated and compassionate nurses, social workers, and staff involved in his care the last 20 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the local National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMIGreaterCleveland.org.
There will be a Celebration of Life Thursday, September 25 from 12:oo pm – 2:00 pm at the Brew Garden, 18590 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights.
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