New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 26, 2021

Ronald John Trepanier

Ronald John Trepanier, 79, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed way on Jan. 28, 2021 from COVID-19.

A Wisconsin native, Ron played halfback for the Racine Raiders and was a United States Air Force Airman 2nd class before marrying and moving to Richmond to pursue a career in advertising. He worked for several local companies including Kings Dominion and Ethyl Corporation before starting his own successful marketing agency, RJT Creative Communications.

Ron was an avid fisherman and golfer. He always enjoyed a game of cards, a martini, and stogie with his friends. Ron will be greatly missed by his caretakers, neighbors, friends, and family, but mostly he will be missed by the three little girls who called him grandpa.

Ronald is survived by two daughters, Heide Trepanier of Richmond, Virginia, and Kim Trepanier Minor, of Key West, Florida; three granddaughters, Sydney and Ryan Minor, and Lillian Snyder; four sisters, Dee Kovara, Joann Edwards, Nancy Kozlik, and Janet Sanders; and a large, extended family.

Funeral arrangements will be made through Vincent Funeral Home in Providence Forge. His daughters will hold a private ceremony at Hollywood Cemetery where he will be inurned with his wife Chris, who passed away in 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be planned in the future. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to a charity of choice. We strongly encourage friends and family to petition state and local governments and health officials to get COVID-19 vaccines to those at risk.

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