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“My husband, John Pavlov was a classmate of Ron.We are sorry for your loss.May God give you peace and strength at this sad time. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: John and Joyce Pavlov

“My condolences to the family. He was a good man and teacher. I will never forget how he gave me that extra push and support to ensure i passed his...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: NiCole Morgan (Adams)

“A great teacher and a great friend, he will be missed.The world was a better place when he was with us. He touched so many lives. Rest In Peace. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Anthony Cassano

“JoAnn, Rich, Eliska and Laura, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you all and praying for you during your time of mourning. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Casey Frank

“JoAnn, so sad to hear the news. Thankful for the many memories of our years as neighbors on Birch Trace...our times of sharing and watching Casey and...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ellie Frank

“Joann, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband Ron. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless You, with Deepest Sympathy. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mickey Noren

“Joann, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron was a wonderful husband and father. He will surely be missed. Hold on to your...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Carol and Jim Garvin

“Joann, My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Ron. He put up a good fight. You were such a good wife and caretaker. God bless you and your family...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Gail Halstead

“I am so sad for all of you! I have been blessed to have Ron as a friend. as you all have blessed to have him as a husband and father. I will always...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sue Miller


Ronald R. "Rip" Repaskey, age 69, of Austintown, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 9, 2017 following a three year battle with ALS. Born August 10, 1947 in Struthers; he was the son of Frank R. and Mary L. (Smrecansky) Repaskey. Ron graduated in 1965 from Poland High School; received a Bachelor of Science in Education from YSU; earned a Masters Degree in Education in 1972 from YSU. He taught Mathematics for Youngstown City Schools for 35 years; the first 10 years at Hillman Jr. High, and then 25 years at The Rayen School. He retired in 2004 and subbed for 10 more years at both The Rayen School as well as East High School. Ron was an avid golfer and bowler for 40 years. He especially enjoyed playing cards, and was a member of several card clubs including the Men's club and the "Zoo Crew". He was also a member of Couple's 500 Bid club, and enjoyed playing Texas Hold-'em with many different friends and couples. Ron coached numerous softball and baseball teams in summer leagues with his children. He was the head softball coach for 15 years at The Rayen School. He later went on to umpire for 7 years in high school softball. He enjoyed taking cruises and junkets with his wife and friends. He was an avid Cleveland Cav's, Browns, and Indian's fan. He was a member of St Joseph Church in Austintown since 1972. Survivors include his wife Joann whom he married on July 26, 1969; children: Richard (Eva), Jennifer (Stuart) Repaskey-McMullan, and Laura (Brian) Repaskey-Kirby; grandchildren: Jeremy, Jared, Casimir, Aristeo, Corisande, Desmond, and Miles; a sister, Denise Repaskey; sisters-in-law: Mariann Del Signore, Louann Lauer, and Suzann Lauer, as well as two brothers-in-law: Robert Lauer and Michael Del Signore; and numerous other relatives. He enjoyed his special "furry four-legged friends", Cinnamon and Nutmeg. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his in laws, Theodore and Emma Lauer. Friends will be received at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel on Thursday from 4-7PM; Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:00AM at St Joseph Church, 4545 New Rd., Austintown, Ohio 44515. To help others even in death, Ron made anatomical donations to help with research for ALS. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of the Valley for their compassionate care. Memorials may be made to The ALS Association, Northern Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Rd, Suite 403, Independence, Ohio 44131.