Dr. J. Ronald Mikolich 1949-2022

POLAND — Dr. J. Ronald Mikolich, 72, died peacefully at home, Thursday, April 7, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Ronald was born Dec. 9, 1949, in Youngstown, the son of Galas and Anne Suhey Mikolich.

He was a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine with honors and completed his Cardiology Fellowship at Emory University.

He has served as a physician since 1974. His many roles included the director of cardiology at St. Elizabeth Hospital and the chief of cardiology Section at NEOMED. He was passionate about teaching the art of medicine throughout his career. At the same time, he was prized as husband, father, and, more importantly, grandfather.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Dr. Lynn Gasser Mikolich; children, Marissa (Andrew) Mickley of Canfield and Brandon (Kara) Mikolich of Poland; and four grandchildren, Madilynn, Michael, Galas and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2022, at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, 2726 Center Road, Poland, OH 44514.

Prayers will begin 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church.

The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to the Down Syndrome Association of the Valley, 945 Boardman-Canfield Road, Unit 12 Youngstown, OH 44512; to Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road, Poland, OH 44514; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences to the family.

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