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 www.heafeyheafey.com
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