ronald higgins
Ronald Paul Higgins of Weirton, a loving son, husband, father, and an all-around great family man died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 14, 2021. He was 62. Ron was born in Steubenville, OH on July 24, 1959, the fourth of five children born to William A. and Jean Myers Higgins. Ron grew up in Richmond, OH, and graduated from J.U. High School in the class of 1977 and furthered his education at Ohio University in Athens, OH. While working at UniBank in Steubenville, Ron met Sharon Antonelli. They fell in love and married on November 26, 1988. In 1995 they were blessed with a son, Andrew, and blessed again in 1998 with another son, Nicholas. A certified public account, Ron worked in the banking industry before becoming the controller for Ball Corporation for 22 years. He was currently the controller of Bull Dog Rack Co. a position he held since 2015. In his free time, Ron enjoyed golfing especially with his sons. With a single-digit handicap, he was able to teach them the game. He also loved taking his family to the beach every year for a family vacation. Ron was a member of the First Church Christ, Scientist in Steubenville, OH. Ron also attended St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weirton, WV with his family. All that knew Ron, will remember him for his quiet nature, quick wit, and his willingness to always help others in need. Ron was preceded in death by his father, William A. Higgins, and his infant twin sisters. He will be remembered with love and admiration by his mother, Jean Myers Higgins; his wife, Sharon; his sons, Andrew and Nicholas; his brothers, James W. and William “Billy” (Tina) Higgins, sister/brother in-law’s, several nieces and nephews and many friends. Visitation will be Monday 1-3 PM and 5-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton. Funeral Liturgy of the Word will be held at 10 AM Tuesday at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weirton. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID 19,masks are encouraged and recommended at the funeral home and at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Weirton Madonna High School 150 Michael Way, Weirton, WV 26062 or to Saint Paul Catholic School, 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes at

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  1. So so sorry to Sharon, Andrew and Nick. Ron was a great man. May God comfort you all during this very difficult time. ❤️🙏🏻

  2. Sharon was so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to all of you. My deepest sympathy and prayers for you and all of Ron’s family.🙏😢

  3. So deeply sorry for you Sharon, Andrew and Nick. Ron was a great guy. May God wrap you in His arms to comfort you.❤️🙏

  4. Oh Sharon, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers for his soul and for you and your sons. God Bless.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Ron. I met Ron a few years ago and we would always talk. Always a friendly and great guy. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏🙏🙏

  6. Oh, my. I am so sad to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers to Sharon, Andrew, Nick and their loving family. God bless you all.

  7. Absolutely heartbreaking 💔 One of the greatest guys ever. He will be missed by so many. love you guys so much❤️

  8. This is horribly tragic 😢
    Sharon Antonelli Higgins Nick and I love you so much. We are here for you and I’m praying for you. Prayers going up now.

  9. Rest In Peace Ron. May The Blessed Mother comfort all who love Ron and may God hold all of you in the palm of His loving hand during these difficult times. Sharon, Andrew, and Nick-my heart is breaking for you.

  10. It is such sad news. Ron was such a joy to know. My prayers go out to his family especially Sharon, Andrew and Nick.

  11. Sharon, Nick & Andrew, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.🙏🙏💔

  12. Sharon and boys, please accept our condolences. My Dad thought the world of you and your family. Mark and Jenny Cummings

  13. Sharon & family I am so sorry for your loss. You’re all in my thoughts & prayers.🙏🏼❤️

  14. “When the light of one friendship after another makes its way from earth to heaven, we kindle in place thereof the glow of some deathless reality.” Mary Baker Eddy With sincere sympathy and loads of deathless realities about Ron, Lee Kinney

  15. Sharon, Andrew and Nick, our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this great loss. Ron was such a wonderful, caring man, and he will be missed by so many.

  16. My very deepest sympathy to Sharon, Andrew, Nick and the Higgins family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤️🙏

  17. Heartfelt sympathy for your family’s loss, Sharon, Eternal Rest Grant unto him O Lord….💔

  18. So saddened to hear this! Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Sharon, Andrew, Nick and all the family. ❤

  19. I’m so incredibly sad and sorry for the loss of such an incredible, loving and kind man. May his memory be eternal. Our love and condolences to Sharon, Nick and Andrew. 💔

  20. We are so very sorry Ron was a great man. He was caring, loving and so very kind.. We are thinking of Sharon, his sons and and the Higgins family. Ron will be missed.

  21. Sharon, Andrew and Nick, so sorry for your great loss. My heartfelt sympathy, love and Prayers for you all. 💜🙏🏻
    Memory Eternal 🕊

  22. I am so sorry Sharon Antonelli Higgins, Andrew and Nick. I just don’t have words. May God comfort you. Ron was a great, funny person. We were lucky to have known him.

  23. We are so heartbroken!! for the loss of Ron!! Sharon Andrew and Nick He was a great guy!! Sending you are prayers and love🙏🙏♥️

  24. Words cannot express how upset i am to hear of Ron’s passing! As anyone who was blessed to know him can attest, Ron was the example of what a Christian family man and friend should be. I will never forget the lasting impact he had on my life and countless others. Sharon, Nick, and Andrew…My deepest condolences and prayers for God to grant you peace during this amazingly difficult and sad time.

  25. I’m so sorry for your loss Mrs. Higgins ! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  26. I am so sorry to hear this… heartbreaking for Sharon and the boys…my deepest sympathies to all of you…I am so sorry to hear this🙏🥲

  27. Sharon, I’m so very sorry to hear this. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. 💙

  28. So sorry, Sharon. Ron was such a good guy and so devoted to you and the boys. Love and prayers to you all.

  29. I was so shocked to hear of the passing of Ron. He was a great family man and a wonderful friend to work with. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Lynie Eberhart

  30. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy! May Ron’s Memory Be Eternal 🙏😘
    Love to all, The Battista’s and Baba

  31. The Chiodo/McDaniel families send our love and prayers to you and Nick and Andrew. God must have a special job for Ron. God bless and keep you all. May God grant you peace .

  32. We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.

  33. Sharon and family my deepest sympathies for your loss, he was a great man and always so kind, I will miss you guys walking by our house on Hanlin, your all in my thoughts and prayers, God be with you all, may he Rest In Peace🙏

  34. Our deepest sympathies at this very difficult time. May God give you strength, wisdom and peace you need now and for the days ahead.

  35. Sharon and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this most difficult time and always.

  36. Ron will be dearly missed by both of us. He was always uplifting , kind, and willing to help others. Prayers will always be with your family .

  37. Sharron, Nick, Andrew I am so very sorry for your loss. Ron was a wonderful man and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

  38. My sincere and deepest condolences to the family. Ron was a great man. He may be gone but never forgotten. I am so thankful of all the opportunities to spend time with Ron in years past. I enjoyed all our times together on the baseball field, basketball court and the golf course. May he Rest in Peace.

  39. My deepest condolences to Sharon and family. I’m deeply saddened to learn of your loss. Ron was a mentor to me in my early banking career and I will always remember his sense of humor, quit wit and competitiveness on the golf course. I feel blessed that our paths in life crossed and will treasure the memories. Your in my thoughts and prayers and may Ron rest in peace.

  40. Been neighbors for just a little over 11 years, sharing a driveway. Ron has always been kind to us over the years. And I was shocked to find out the news today. Lost for words. Sharon and boys (men) if you need anything I don’t have a lot to offer but my door is always open. A hug. A shoulder. Whatever you may need. I’m sorry.

  41. To Sharon and the boys,
    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. Ron was such a kind man and our thoughts and prayers are with you all❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻
    From the Retton’s.

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