Ronald J. Piar

August 13, 1929 ‒ May 07, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ronald J. Piar, age 86, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday morning, May 7, 2016 at the Country Court Nursing Center.  He was born August 13, 1929 in Mount Vernon to the late Oscar and Mary (Frazee) Piar.

Ron was a faithful member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a member of Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555.   He was lifetime farmer and retired from Continental Can.  Ron’s greatest pastime was hunting and visiting with his family and friends.

Ron is survived by his wife, Jean (Depinet) Piar whom he married on May 12, 1956 ; children, Rhonda MacAndrew of Dallas, TX, Madalyn Piar-Katter of Portland, OR, Jacqueline (Cyrus) Thomas of Round Rock, TX and Michael Piar of San Francisco, CA;  6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren;  brothers, John (Phyllis) Piar of Mount Vernon, James Piar of Tucson, Arizona and Glenn Piar of Medina; sister, Helen Phillips of Mount Vernon; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ron is preceded in death by a son, William “Bill” Piar; and brothers, his twin Donald, Ralph and Charles.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016  at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon. The Rosary will be recited following the visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Vincent Nguyen as the Celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 in Ronald’s memory.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ronald J. Piar.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers always, but especially during this time. Ron and Jean are my Godparents. I always enjoyed our camping adventures when I was young. Those were good days at Dillon Dam and Salt Fork. Ron and Jean. Don and Carrie. Ralph and Patty. And all the kids. Good memories. I cherish them. I wanted to tell my cousin Jackie that I understand. Unfortunately, we have something else in common now. Hope to see everyone this week. All my love.

  • Dear Aunt Jean and Family,
    My heart felt condolences go out to each of you. It’s hard to lose someone we love but family, friends and fond memories help.

    I enjoyed visiting and discussing with Uncle Ron political points of view and the occasional deer story.


    Terry, Linda and Family

  • Jean and Family:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron will be missed by many, but he is in a Better Place now, along with Bill, Don and many others.


    Sue Harwell

  • Rhonda and Family,

    My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. Cherish those beautiful memories of your Dad and the years of joy he has brought to you and your loved ones.

    Many blessings are being wished your way,

    Sheila & James Glaze

  • Rhonda and Family,

    Tamala and I wish to offer our sincere condolences for the loss of your Dad. We pray that Gods grace, peace, and mercy will comfort you and your family during this time.

    God Bless,

    Frank and Tamala Carroll

  • Rhonda and Family,

    My condolences and prayers are with you and your family.

    Memories of your Dad will serve as reservoirs of joy, peace and strength.

    Eternal blessings.


  • Jean and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, we were blessed to have you all as neighbors.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sam, Bunny and Jillian Vance

  • I didn’t know Ron for long or very well, but my encounters with him were always fun-filled. He had a big heart, a big smile and a hearty laugh. He’ll be missed. To the who family, my deepest sympathy for your loss.

    Love and prayers for all.

    (Cyrus’s sister)

  • Rhonda and Family,

    All of us from Greyhound Chicago want to extend our condolences on the passing of your Father. As you mourn his loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

    Joe Hapac
    Chicago Greyhound Team

  • Please accept our condolences. Sorry to hear about your loss.

  • My condolences, thoughts and and prayers are with you and your Family. May the cherished memories of your Dad comfort, strengthen and give you peace. God blessings be upon you and your family.

  • Rhonda and Family

    My deepest sympathy for you and your family.

    ” For life and death are one even as the river and sea are one.”

    He will live in your hearts forever.

    Vicki and Miguel

  • Sorry to hear the passing of Ronald, so sad too hear! Our heart and deepest sympathy goes out to his family. Love, The Piar family, Stephen Heather and Jazlynne