Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home

1306 N Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA


Ronald Roy McHaney

28 October , 194225 September , 2019

Ron McHaney, 76, of Spokane Washington, passed away in his home on September 25.

There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, October 27 at 1:30pm. The celebration will be held at St. Luke Lutheran, 9704 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99218

Ron was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan. He was first in his family to go to college and attended Michigan State University earning a BS in Industrial Safety. After beginning a career in security, Ron transitioned into a long successful career in safety including 25 years at Kaiser Aluminum. In 1998, Ron started and ran his own successful safety consulting business until his death.

Ron loved his family, friends, the outdoors, Michigan State University and hockey! He was a season ticket holder for the Chiefs from 1987 through 2006. In 2006 he moved to Portland, where he not only was a season ticket holder, but also billeted players for the 4 of 6 years he lived there. When he returned to Spokane in 2017, Ron and Mary Jean became season ticket holders and billets for the Spokane Chiefs. He thoroughly enjoyed being part of those boys’ lives, meeting their families and encouraging their dreams. Ron is survived by his second wife of 13 years, Mary Jean, his sister, Marlene Cesarz, his adult children, Roy McHaney (Kollette), Kelly Haack (Forrest), and his nine grandchildren, Whitnee, Harry, Joanna, Sydnee, Jason, Baylee, Justice, Ellee, and Winter along with his step children, Amy Harmon, Mark Mandell, Michael Harmon and Holly Harmon.

Ron was preceded in death by his first wife of 43 years, Katherine; his eldest daughter, Kristi; and his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club, C/O Spokane Chiefs Education Fund, 700 W. Mallon Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 or to your local hockey association in Ron’s name.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, 27 October , 2019


Ronald Roy McHaney

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Mark Eliopulos

26 October 2019

Ron was a great friend and a true professional. I had the privilege of knowing and working with Ron for for nearly 43 years. The positive impact Ron had on people's lives is immeasurable both through his work and in the community. The work he did while at Kaiser Aluminum was truly remarkable. He set the standard in safety for others to follow. His dedication to the people in the plants he serviced was exceptional. He simply cared and that caring was his passion. Ron was a great mentor to so many people - me included and for that I am forever grateful. He loved his family and was always so proud to share the many great stories of their success.
Ron was simply a great guy that touched so many people. He was my friend and he will be missed.
Mark Eliopulos