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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Mahen, Ronald C.




On Dec. 11th, Ronald (Ron) Mahen entered peacefully into heaven after he fought a heroic battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family at home. Ron was known to many as a loyal, loving friend and family man who loved God, Crown Royal, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a fantastic skier, both on snow and water. He loved to teach others so they could share in his joy. He grew up racing Corvettes and shared his love of cars with his son. Ron was an avid supporter of the Lakeview Softball Team, as he coached for many years, even as his daughter graduated. He loved to joke with the girls and push them to be the best athletes and people possible. He was also the owner of Diesel Injection of I-80 (Barkeyville, PA), a business he ran for 40 years with his loyal employees and best friend Mike. Ron was very proud of his son, Cody Mahen, 1st Lieutenant in the US Air Force. He loved to hear his stories and adventures as Cody travelled to Qatar to serve our country. His last wish was to see his son, who was able to fly home from the Middle East to be with his dad. Ron and his daughter Kala Mahen had a special relationship. He supported her through her softball career and caught for her during many pitching lessons. They were able to celebrate Lakeview’s first region championship together. What people did not see was how many bumps and bruises Ron received to get her there. He was her favorite catcher and favorite person. Kala was able to support Ron through his cancer battle, as he traveled to Cleveland for treatments at the Cleveland Clinic, where Kala works. He enjoyed spending evenings before treatments with Kala and her boyfriend, Erik, who Ron loved like a son. Ron is survived by Laurie, his most loving and loyal wife. He loved her more than anything and she loved him back. After being married for 33 years, Laurie stayed by him until his final moments, laughing and sharing many memories along the way. Their biggest joy was raising their two children together. Ron is also survived by his sisters, Donna and Eileen (Oakmont, PA). His sisters were huge influences in his life and were always present when Ron needed them. One of the final joys in Ron’s life were his granddogs, Quincy and Mac, who snuggled with him as he snuck them treats. Their loyalty and love made his days much brighter. Ron has been greeted in heaven by his parents, Grace and Ronald Mahen, along with his grandparents and many aunts and uncles. His brother in laws, Rocky and Brian, greeted him with a drink in hand. Ron was most appreciative of his friends as they supported him and his family during his 2.5 year battle. He enjoyed going to breakfast with the guys, enjoyed weekly bonfires with his friends in the summer, and enjoyed Sunday dinners with those who meant the most to him. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family in Sanibel, his version of heaven on Earth. He is sure to be in his own paradise now. Contributions in Ron’s honor can be made to VeloSano, an organization that funds life-saving cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic through a yearly bike ride. Many will ride in Ron’s honor this summer, including Kala. Please specify Kala Mahen as the rider when asked for VeloSano Participant/Fundraising Page on VeloSano.org. Additional riders are welcome. Ron received amazing care at the Cleveland Clinic, and his hope is to save others from this tragic disease. The family has decided to entrust BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. (Oakmont, PA) and will hold a private Catholic burial with Ron’s closest family. Ron’s wish was to have a celebration of life in the summer to celebrate once more with all of his closest friends and family. Details will be released at a later date.