AMerican Veteran 11

Ronald J. "Ronnie" Stanford

May 20, 1952 ~ March 6, 2022 (age 69)


Tempe, Arizona- Ronald Joseph “Ronnie” Stanford, 69, of Tempe, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2022 after being hospitalized with a brief illness.


Mr. Stanford was born May 20, 1952 in Trenton, New Jersey, a son of Helen (Weis) Stanford-Stauffer and the late Donald Stanford.


A 1970 graduate of East Liverpool High School, Ronnie enlisted in the United States Navy.  After serving his country, Mr. Stanford worked for a time as an Oil Field worker.  He then joined his father and his brothers as a bricklayer, employed out of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #9 in Pittsburgh.  One of his last projects was the construction of Heinze Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Following this final project, he moved to Arizona, where he could work year-round.


Ronnie is survived and will be dearly missed by his mother, Helen Stauffer of Wooster, OH; his brothers, Mark Stanford of Mesa, AZ and Michael Stanford of Beaver, PA; his stepbrother, Charles (Linda) Stauffer of North Lima, OH; his stepsister, Sandra (Gary) Smith of Atlanta, GA; and several cousins, who he loved very much.


A full military funeral was observed Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, where he was laid to rest.


The Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home assisted the family.


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Private Service

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 N Cave Creek Rd.
Phoenix, AR 85024

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