Ronald Belyan

Ronald Belyan

October 29, 1936 – February 2, 2023

Ronald Belyan, age 86, of Omaha, NE, passed away on February 2, 2023, at Bellevue Medical Center, Nebraska. Visitation for Ronnie will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, at Heafey, Hoffman, Dworak, Cutler Funeral Home at 7800 West Center Rd.

He was born Ronald Andrew Belyan on October 29, 1936, in Homestead, Pennsylvania to Andrew and Mary (Mitrik) Belyan. He attended Munhall High School in Munhall, PA, graduating in 1954. Following graduation, Ronnie enlisted in the Air Force and served as a radar operator stationed in Japan. During his period of service, he is credited with savings a child’s life during a mudslide. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant and returned to the Pittsburgh area in 1958. He worked for Sears the next 35 years.

On May 25,1963, Ronnie was united in marriage to Jacqueline Marie O’Day at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in McKeesport.

Ronnie is survived by his children, Ron Jr. of Bellevue, NE, and Michelle (Jeff) Funke of Omaha, NE; grandsons Ethan and Aaron Funke of Omaha, NE; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie, and all six of his siblings.

Ronnie was a devoted Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. He loved spoiling his grandsons, and he enjoyed playing cards and slot machines, listening to polka music, and joking around with family, friends, and strangers alike. Having relocated to Omaha from Pittsburgh in 1994, he was always commenting on the beautiful blue Nebraska skies.

Visitation: Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 6:00-8:00 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service, 8:00 p.m. all at West Center Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, all memorials received will go to the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue, Nebraska, who took such wonderful care of Ronnie these last months. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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  • James and Renee Ginal Posted February 4, 2023 1:50 pm

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad, Ronnie. It’s been a tough few months for you. We are always thinking about you. All our love. James and Renee Ginal.

  • Diane and Frank Siedlik Posted February 4, 2023 2:11 pm

    Dear Ron,Michelle and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We are thinking of you and sending hugs and prayers. Just know he’s with your Mom now and in a much better place.

  • Mendy Posted February 4, 2023 10:33 pm

    Dear Ron and Michelle, I was sorry to learn of your dad and mom passing. They were such sweet people. May they rest in peace. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Belinda Holland Cardillo Posted February 5, 2023 12:28 am

    Ronnie and Michelle,
    My heart is broken once again. I am very sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. We had so many laughs with “Smooth” and his Poker antics. From stomping upstairs when he wasn’t haven’t a good Poker night to juggling change in his pocket all the time, he truly was a beautiful person.
    Him and Jackie are now together again in each others arms. I am very proud to call them my Godparents.

  • Tracy Lenz Posted February 5, 2023 10:54 pm

    I am so very sorry and I am sending healing love as Ronnie is united with Jackie.

  • Donnie and Karen Cicco Posted February 5, 2023 11:22 pm

    Ronnie, Michelle and family
    Our hearts are broken on the loss of Uncle Ronnie. He was such a fun loving, caring guy who, if your were lucky enough to grow up with him, you would realize how blessed you were! May the memories of family times we shared together with coffee & donuts, card games, and polka music help ease your pain during this very difficult time. We hope you can feel our love & prayers coming your way.

  • Mike Mitrik Posted February 6, 2023 7:04 am

    My wife Betty and I are very sorry to hear about your father’s passing, and learning that your mom also passed… They were a very happy and positive couple. Ronnie was a very happy, go lucky person. My first cousin, who lived across the street, growing up. They are in our prayers and are in heaven together!

  • Susie Mitrik Posted February 7, 2023 7:46 pm

    Dale & I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We will always remember his smile. Your parents were a couple we looked up to as we started our family. Involved in church & school a model for us. We have 4 children, 4 in law children & 7 grandchildren, the oldest is 8. We now are spreading their family values to our family. God bless you & bring you the peace of our Lord.

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