Ronnie Goens Jr.
Ronnie Goens Jr., 46, Kansas City, Mo., passed away July 30, 2013. Goens’ father and uncle founded Goens Brothers Painting, Goens Lead Abatement and Goens Equipment Rental & Sales, Gladstone, Mo. Ronnie Jr. had served as general manager of the rental operation. He is survived by his wife and three children, brother John, and his father Ron Sr. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 7000 West 105th St, Overland Park, KS 66212.
Alex Stavarz Jr.
Alex Stavarz Jr., 70, of Norton, Ohio, died Aug. 29, 2013. Stavarz was the owner of Stavarz Construction since 1969 and Norton Tool Rental since 1989. He was a member of the American Rental Association (ARA), Norton Alumni Association, Slovak Catholic Sokol, Hungarian Benefit Society and the Barberton Slovene Center. He served on the Norton City Council from 1992-1995. He also was past president of the Norton F.O.P.A. and served on the Planning Commission. He is survived by his wife, Karen, of 49 years, two sons, and five grandchildren. The family suggests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, to the Norton Alumni Foundation.