2018-01-03 / Obituaries

Jon Elias Ruona

Jon passed away on Dec. 21, 2017, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born on Jan. 22, 1967, at the Regional Hospital in Brunswick, the son of Yvonne and Keith Ruona.

Jon attended Brunswick schools as well as the Canal Zone schools in Balboa, the Canal Zone in Panama.

He was active in Brunswick High School sports, especially lacrosse and track. He was recognized as a “class clown”; his prom attire established a new hallmark with his tuxedo and Converse sneakers. He graduated with the Brunswick Class of 1985.

Jon attended Northeastern University during his freshman year. Ultimately, he graduated with honors from the University of Southern Maine. He later acquired his MBA through the University of Phoenix.

He married Janet Eileen Sturgis on the 24th of October 1992. He is survived by their children Ian and Elise. Jon is also survived by his parents Yvonne and Keith Ruona. Additional survivors include his brothers and sisters: Lee of Richmond, Maine, and Kyle of Auburn, Maine. Erin Mac- Stravic of Oakton, Virginia and Gigi Lucas of Inverness, Florida. He is also survived by his foster brother Dale K. Ferguson. Additional survivors are his nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. The service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 33 Pinewood Drive in Topsham, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coastal Humane Society at 190 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, Maine.

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