Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home

1306 N Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA


Ronald Roy McHaney

28 octobre , 194225 septembre , 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 dimanche, 27 octobre , 2019


Ronald Roy McHaney


Mel Klusky

17 novembre , 2019

Ron was my oldest and dearest friend,

We met as freshmen at MSU in 1960 and shared an off campus apartment in our sophomore year.

I stayed with his family in Dearborn and he with mine in New York.

We were best man at each others' weddings.

Ron would stop at nothing when it came to protecting his family and standing up for what he believed. I remember him traveling to Greece to bring back his grandson, Harry when that became necessary because he was stuck there in a custody dispute.

Ron was always generous, particularly to his family and in-laws, taking them in when he thought it would help.

Even though we lived on different coasts, we were always there for each other.

Ron's passing has left a hole in my heart that will never heal. I will miss him forever.

Rest in peace, my friend. You deserve nothing less!


Mark Eliopulos

26 octobre , 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