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6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Ronda R. Schaefer (nee Martich)

02/05/1968 — 01/17/2023

A close-up photo of Ronda R. Schaefer formerly Martich smiling and posing for the camera

Ronda R. Schaefer (nee Martich), age 54 of Eastlake, peacefully passed away January 17th, 2023 at home surrounded by her family. She was born February 5th, 1968 in Euclid to Dan and Wanda Martich.

Ronda was the world’s best homemaker, matriarch and camp counselor. She wasn’t afraid to call it like she saw it to anyone. She volunteered with her mom at “Meals on Wheels”. She also volunteered with her children at Broadmoor School and helping out with her buddy Jeff at Miracle League in Eastlake and was a huge part of his charity golf outing. Simply put, Ronda helped so many causes and anyone in need. She was a fighter who never gave up. She was an inspiration to anyone who knew her and she will be dearly missed.

Ronda was a 1986 graduate of Eastlake North High School. She and her husband also helped out with the North High Boosters for over 10 years while her children attended North High School.

Ronda is the loving wife of 30 years and best friend of Tom Schaefer; devoted mother of Mackenzy Schaefer, Owen Schaefer and Grace Schaefer; daughter of Dan and Wanda Martich; sister of Danyel (Duke) Rieth and Tom (Ann Marie) Martich; sister in law of Margie (Ernie) Wong, Mark (Ruth) Schaefer, Jeff Schaefer and Tammy (Danny) White; aunt of Diana Rieth, Emma, Danny and Nora Martich and many nieces and nephews; niece and cousin of many; loving pets Bo, Marshall, Hank and Millie.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Saturday, January 21, 2023 at McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St., Mentor. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral & Cremation Services.

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18 Replies to “Ronda R. Schaefer (nee Martich)”

  1. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers to you all.


  2. Julie Anne lisi, Tequesta, FL February 17, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    I am deeply saddened to see a student of mine pass away. Ronda was a kind person who loved life and always made me laugh. I lift the family in prayer that the grace and mercy of our Lord will bring peace and comfort to all


  3. Andrea & Tom Angelo, Brooke Curry (Yopko) & family February 17, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    We are so very sorry for the loss of Ronda.
    Our thoughts and prayers are being sent to the
    entire family.


  4. I love this women, strong and courageous! She was wise, gentle and spoke always from her heart.She give you a listening ear and smile of encouragement. She was a true gift to anyone who knew her. She has a special spot in my heart. Rhonda, save me a place up there near you. ❤️❤️❤️


  5. Cathy Leskovec Hewitt February 17, 2023 at 11:07 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I attended St. Justin Martyr with Ronda and have very fond memories of our years in school. Her life was filled with caring and compassion for others. Blessings and prayers for the family.


  6. Dave and Sheri Harlow February 17, 2023 at 11:08 pm

    We’re so sorry to hear of Ronda’s passing. She was always so sweet whenever we seen her. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.


  7. Ronda is going to be missed and remembered for a very very long time. Her heart will live on in her children and their children.
    To her three wonderful kids whom she spoke of with so much love, joy and pride… I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom.
    She couldn’t possibly have been more proud of each of you and the adults you are becoming. You mean the world to her. Wishing you Peace, comfort and healing.


  8. My deepest sympathy to all of you. God bless.


  9. Mr. & Mrs. Dave Duricky February 17, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to the family.
    Rhonda was a very positive person, always greeting you with a smile.


  10. Dorothy A. Wilson February 17, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family.


  11. I know this is life’s most difficult times for a family. Keep strong and know that I am thinking of you.


  12. Maureen Rosciszewski February 17, 2023 at 11:10 pm

    My condolences to you Tom and your children. May God watch over you and your family during this difficult time. She will be kept alive forever in your hearts. Maureen Rosciszewski


  13. Tom, Grace and family…I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending love, hugs and prayers to all during this difficult time.


  14. I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family❤️❤️


  15. Sending you all my love


  16. Mary Beth And Cameron Orr February 17, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.


  17. I feel such sorrow for the entire family. Losing a mother, a wife, a friend is just terrible. I wish peace to you all. Tom was a good friend many years ago and my heart hurts for you.


  18. I am so sorry for your loss, may you find peace knowing her pain is gone.


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