Ronald Anthony Rumfallo \nApril 30 1942 ~ May 20 2022\n\nRonald Anthony Rumfallo passed away on May 20th 2022 after a short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family in his final days and moments and left us peacefully, with those he loved by his side. Ron was born in Long Beach California in 1942 just a few months after the attack on Pearl Harbor launched the United States into war. He was raised by his mother, Beth who worked singly and tirelessly to provide and care for her only child, who was the center of her world. In addition to his mother, his beloved dog Skippy was his childhood companion and he spoke often of his little dog and friend. Ron was a natural athlete and played basketball and volleyball at Long Beach Polytechnic High School as well as on the beach and in church leagues. His love of sport would continue throughout his life. Ron went on to serve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the French East Mission which included Switzerland and France. He was fluent in French and fond of the people and the beauty of the area. After his mission, Ron attended Brigham Young University where he met and married Linda Rae Casaday (later divorced) and began his family, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1967, the same year they had their first child. \n\nRon began his work career in sales and service as a traveling salesman for Proctor & Gamble. He later worked in the fine jewelry industry at Schubach Jewelers and Massey’s Jewelers for the majority of his career, which lasted over 30 years. He was also able to work with his sons at Advanced Window Films. He loved being with his boys at their business and used his sales experience to do estimates, home shows, and assist with installations. His love of people and his ease with small talk not only helped him stand out at work but in his community as well. He stayed busy later in life working for Fry’s in Arizona and at Harris Teeter in North Carolina. He loved chatting with people as he bagged groceries and took pride in the fact that he was much more efficient than his younger counterparts at getting things done in a timely and proper manner. He received the “Harris Teeter Service Hero Award” last December and was very proud of that accomplishment. His work ethic was an example to us all. In his off hours he loved hearing about his grandchildren and great grandchildren, attending volleyball matches and dance competitions (which earned him the name “Dance Grandpa”) as well as being a master of making macaroni and cheese, and sandwiches with lots of mayonnaise. \n\nHe helped to nurture a love of aviation in his children and spent many hours at airshows and at the end of airport runways spotting aircraft. A passion most likely developed while working as a parts runner for McDonnell Douglas while in high school and college. We will miss the yearly calendars he so meticulously prepared and his enthusiasm over finding a “great deal” on the stickers he would carefully place for each birthday. \n\nRon spent his final years in North Carolina, the birthplace of his mother, where he was surrounded by furry companions Lucy, Lola, and Ralphie. He loved taking long walks among the trees where he lived.\n\nRon is preceded in death by his infant son, Ronald Everton Rumfallo, who was the twin to his surviving daughter Lisa, as well as his mother, Dorothy Elizabeth “Beth” Shingleton Hyde, and stepfather Ernest Ray Hyde.\n\nRon is survived by his four children, Anthony “Tony” Rumfallo, Lisa (Michael) Whitmore, Aaron (Jessica) Rumfallo, and Ryan (Deanna Clayson) Rumfallo, stepdaughters Mindy (Dave) DeHerrera, and Jen (Jim) Middleton. Grandchildren, Jenessa and Anthony (Rebecca) Rumfallo,Natalee, Erin, Grayson, and Hannah Whitmore, Brynn, Sadie, Noah, Oliver, and Talulla Rumfallo, Shelby (Stefan) Warren, Ashlee (Myles Spencer) Clayson, and Jacob Clayson. Step-grandchildren Haley and Alison D’Leon, Nick Hart, Jake, Abby, William, and Alec Middleton. Great-grandchildren, Coleman and Mila Warren, River Rumfallo, Brextin Vence, Justyce and Liberty Spencer, and Ruby Warren.\n\nOur family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and the Allen Family in North Carolina for their efforts to manage, coordinate, and provide care and transportation for our dad. We couldn’t have brought him home without your help. We would also like to thank our mom Linda Machen, Charter Healthcare of Salt Lake City Hospice, Escalante at Coventry, and Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Homes for their assistance, accommodations and compassionate care. We are very grateful for the support of other family, friends and even strangers for making it possible for us to be together in the end.\n\nA Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Day Barn Indoor Pavilion located at 1166 E Pioneer Road in Draper, Utah. A Tribute to Ron will be held at 6:30 p.m. but those who wish to pay their respects may come at any time during those hours.