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Ronald Bunner

Ronald Scott Bunner, 63, “Clocked Out” peacefully on December 13, 2022, listening to music and surrounded by family. He was born February 28, 1959, to the late Richard and Mildred Bunner and grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, where he remained throughout his life.

Ron was a master of custodial arts who dedicated his craft to the Cuyahoga Falls School District for over 40 years, over 25 of which were spent at Price Elementary. Everyone who knew “Mr. Bunner” loved him. He could fix anything. He was the guy that a timid kindergartener would go to for help opening their milk on the first day of school. He was the guy that his school counted on for his extraordinary carpentry skills, building countless sets for school plays. For years, teachers and staff attempted to nominate him for the district’s STAR award, but year after year Mr. Bunner implored them not to. He finally gave in to a few awards from the school, but what made Ron, Ron, was his humility. He didn’t care for the spotlight and preferred to cheer others on instead.

Ron was a simple man of few words yet full of old school aphorisms and quick-witted comebacks. He was content with simple pleasures like listening to country music, hanging out with his best friend and twin brother Donnie, butterscotch candies that evolved to wintergreen mints and/or kicking back to watch Bonanza or Discovery Channel.

He was artistic and great with his hands. His carpentry skills and exquisite craftsmanship were unmatched and will live on for decades to come in the countless hutches, bookshelves, and cabinets he built in the homes of family and friends.

Ron was happiest watching the Browns, spending summers outside, finding quarters behind his grandkids ears, and making memories like pick-up truck swimming pools, root beer stands and “open gyms” (if you were lucky enough to experience a Bunner open gym, you know this joy).

It was the school of hard knocks his kids heard so much about, especially the brutal miles-long trek to school…in a blizzard…up hill (both ways), so suck it up.

He kept every Santa’s Secret Shop gift and every hideous art project his kids ever made. He has hundreds of photos of the people he loved in nearly every room of his house. He will be remembered by family and friends for his charm, entertaining stories, stubbornness, and his strong opinions about the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ron would say he “bought the farm”, tell us not to fuss, to hug our kids and be strong. In addition to his parents, Ron is reunited with his treasured grandson, Jaxon Bunner. He will be deeply missed by his children, Nichole (Dante) Booker, Jennifer (Matt) Smith, Katie Bunner and Kyle Bunner, 13 grandchildren; siblings, Dottie Schmith, Larry (Patty) Bunner, Steve Bunner, Raymond (Lynn) Bunner, and Donald Bunner; and beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

Following Ron’s wishes, friends and family will be notified to gather for a private ‘Celebration of Life’ in lieu of a service. Condolences and special memories of Ron can be shared with the family online at

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