Ronald J. Farie Sr.

April 19, 1943 ‒ April 24, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ronald J. Farie Sr., age 75, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 surrounded by The Love of God and his family. Ron was born on April 19, 1943 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Charles and Gladys (Hulse) Farie.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years Elaine (Isselstein) Farie and his four children; Dawn (Rob) Kern of Galion, Ohio, Jacqueline (Matt) Kim of Columbus, Ohio, Joseph (Krista) Ferini of Galion, Ohio and Andrew Farie of Cincinnati, Ohio; five stepchildren, Theresa (Oscar) Romero of Chicago, Tim (Molly) Golomb of Hebron, Ohio, Cynthia Golomb of Scottsdale, Arizona, Kathleen Golomb of Chicago, Illinois, and Julie (Paul) Gross of Xenia, Ohio. Ron and Elaine have thirteen beautiful grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters; Marjorie Rutherford, Carol Farie and Mary Newton all of Mount Vernon and Barbara (Gaylord) Mattingly of Bardstown, Kentucky, a sister-in-law, Marilyn Adams and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by an infant son Michael David and a brother, John Farie.

Ron’s deep faith and selfless work ethics are to be admired by all. He loved nature, the outdoors and “never met a stranger.”

Many years of caring, sharing and assisting others are a true testimony of his life. In previous years he had coached girls softball and was recognized by the Red Cross for the over 20 gallons of blood he had donated to help save the lives of others. Ron worked for over 32 years with Ideal Electric of Mansfield and retired in 2015 from Ariel Corporation of Mount Vernon.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 followed by the recitation of the Rosary at 3 p.m. A Mass will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 303 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where Ron was a lifelong member. The family will observe a private burial.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ron’s name may be made to the Knox County Foundation Hospice Fund, PO Box 309, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or St. Jude’s at

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  • May you find comfort in the knowledge that one day you will see your Dad again. Although you will miss him greatly, he’s pain-free; in God’s perfect kingdom. You’re in my prayers.

  • Sorry for your loss, I worked with Ron at Ariel in Inspection. He was missed when he retired I’m sure he will be missed more now. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Ron’s friend, Tammie Thorpe

  • My deepest condolence to all of Ron’s family. Ron was one of my trainers in the Quality Department here at Ariel. It was a pleasure to work with Ron and he was greatly missed when he retired. May your family find peace knowing he is now home.
    Heartfelt respect, Stephanie Hall

  • Dawn and family, we are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was like a dad to me too; we sure had some fun. I loved that our dads coached together. He has earned a special place in Heaven and will be greatly missed. Cherish all your beautiful memories.

  • Randy Hess…worked with Ron at ideal electric was a good friend of mine I send my condolences to the family God bless….

  • So sorry to hear about Great Uncle Ron, my condolences be with my family members as they grieve this loss.

  • I am honored to be able to call Ron my friend. We go back a long way. We shared a trailer back in the 60’s. We also worked together at the Coca Cola bottleing co. and grew up together in Buckeye addition in Mt. Vernon. He always had a humorous personality. A great guy. He will be missed by all. God be with his family and friends during this time of grieving.

  • Ronnie is giving his big brother John a bear hug in Heaven. Ron and John, we will miss you both so much, always. God bless you. -Marilyn and Patrick

  • We send our condolences to all of Ron’s family. Ron and I worked together at Ariel and we retired at the same time. He was a great mentor & trainer for many employees working, training or just passing thru the inspection department. His helpfulness and work ethic was appreciated by all who worked with him. I will dearly miss our mornings out for breakfasts. He was always much more than just a friend.
    Ron & Gayle Beck

  • Elaine, I was saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. I don’t have the words, just know that I care.


  • Ron was a wonderful friend to many through the years. May you feel peace in recalling the happy times you shared with him ✨Thoughts and prayers are with all who were touched by Ron’s presence.

  • Dawn, Joe, and families, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our Thoughts And Prayers go out to you and your families at this time.

  • Ron was a good friend. I worked with Ron at Ariel. If I need something, he was always there to help. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to the family.

  • I have known Ron for almost 50 years. He was always sweet and kind and could always make me laugh. I have a lot of fond memories of him over the years even though he always called me dingbat! My condolences to the family. I know he will be missed every day.

  • Joe, Dawn, & Jackie,
    Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family in your dad’s passing. We saw his obituary as we are vacationing in Florida. Comforting thoughts to you. Sincerely, Jerry and Bonnie

  • When Elaine and Ron married, his stepchildren and their families did not simply gain a family member. We gained a family member who was supportive, dedicated, thoughtful, faithful, witty and kind! He treated each one of us as if he had known and cared for us his entire life.

    We all took comfort knowing that he loved Elaine so much and was there for her. She was there for him as well, especially in these last months, until he took his last breath.

    I am so sorry for your loss Elaine (Mom), Dawn, Jackie, Joe and Andrew, Marjorie, Carol, Mary and Barb.

    It was truly a pleasure knowing Ron. We loved him and will miss him dearly.

    Tim and Molly Golomb

  • My most sincere condolences to your family. I know first hand how difficult it is to lose the one you love so much. May you find peace that he no longer suffers and he is in a much better place for all of eternity.

    Love your beautiful family.

    Most sincerely,
    Deborah Gross

  • May the peace of God be with you and you family , Barb, Carol,Mary and Marjorie our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ,God Bless!

  • Thoughts and prayers for your family. I remember Ronnie growing up and was a classmate of his brother John. Ronnie was a fine young man and will be missed by all who knew him. RIP.

    Mary Ann Fronce

  • Julie and family so very sorry to hear about your loss. Take care of yourself and family

  • Whenever I wanted to know how the Cleveland Indians were doing Ron had all the updates he love the Indians. I will miss seeing him every Saturday night, God bless the family of Ronald J Farie Sr. Gary&Pam Blackford

  • Deepest sympathies to Elaine, Ron’s family and Elaine’s family. We’ll miss our evenings of playing Scrabble, Aggravation, the get-togethers and more!

    You took such fantastic, loving care of Ron–we know you were of great comfort to him and know both families appreciate all you did for him.

    We are here for you, Elaine–always will be!

    With love,
    Gail & Bob

  • Barb (Gaylord) Mattingly And all the families of Ron Farie ……. My prayers, thoughts and wonderful memories are with all of you during this sad time. I have wonderful memories growing up with you and your siblings. May GOD’S Blessings be with all of you always…… Ron was such a kind and caring friend !!!!! Love always, Judy (Gillespie) (Kleiner) VanWinkle