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Ronald Paul StephanMarch 3, 1941 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 76)
OBITUARY—RONALD PAUL STEPHAN
Ron was born in Chicago Illinois on March 3, 1941 and was the son of the late Charles Henry and Sophie (Norrish) Stephan. He graduated St. Willibrod High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1959 much to the delight of his parents. Ron made the courageous choice to join the Air Force stationed in California, Texas, and Spain. After his honorable discharged in 1966 he returned to Chicago where he held one of his all-time favorite jobs as a Driving Instructor. He came to New Hampshire with his former wife, Janice (Westwater) Stephan to raise his family in 1970. While living in Nashua, Ron attended Rivier University earning a BA in Business Administration. Celebrating any occasion or life milestone with family and friends is what Ron loved most. One dreary winter he even began the tradition of hosting a Groundhog Day Party, just to celebrate with friends.
Ron had a long career in sales. He spent many years in the moving and storage business specializing in Commercial Logistics. He worked in the automotive sales industry with Hunter Engineering as well.
Ron was by all accounts a real gentleman. He looked for every opportunity to help a friend or stranger in need, that is who Ron was. His sense of humor and quick wit set him apart and will always be a cherished memory for all who knew him. He loved all animals, especially dogs and was known to carry a milkbone in his pocket just in case he came across one in his travels. He was the Dad that coached soccer, basketball, and stepped in any chance he could to support his children. He even built a three car garage with a game room above his beloved house on Queensway just to keep his kids close by. There he spent hours with his children teaching them the fine art of billiards. He spent his retirement years with his longtime partner Zahava Salomon attending art exhibits and jazz concerts, seizing every opportunity to enjoy “beef wellington” and Dewar’s’ on the rocks. Zee and her family graciously welcomed Ron into their family as their own. Doting on his grandchildren brought him great joy whether it was attending their school events, teaching them to drive, taking them to get their nails done, or taking them out for ice cream. It is with a very heavy heart that his family must say goodbye.
He is survived by his two children, Henry Charles Stephan and his wife Kathleen of Dover, Delaware and Jessica Jordan and her husband Edward of Nashua; his six grandchildren, Charlie, Sophia, Shae, Abbie, Aidan, and Ava. His companion, Zahava Salomon of Nashua, as well as her family. He is also survived by his three siblings, Gloria Franko and her husband Thomas of Indiana, Rita Lukowski and her husband Carl of Indiana, and Paul Voss of Maryland; as well as his several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on TUESDAY, October 3rd from 5 until 8 PM at ANCTIL-ROCHETTE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. His Funeral Mass will be held on WEDNESDAY, October 4th at 10 AM in Immaculate Conception Church, 216 E. Dunstable Road, Nashua. Interment will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua. Donations may be made in Ron’s name to the Global Lyme Alliance, 222 Railroad Avenue, Suite 2B, Greenwich, CT 06830 or to the Animal Rescue League of NH, 545 NH-101, Bedford, NH 03110.