Ronald George Loveng, a longtime wedding cake and pastry bakery business owner in Southern California, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 4th - two days shy of his 87th birthday at his home in Alexandria, VA.
Ronald George Loveng was born June 6, 1934, in Holmen Wisconsin to parents Esther Loveng (Olson) and Victor Loveng , the fourth of seven children. He graduated from Holmen High School. After a time working in the “Sweet Shop” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he served in the United States Army as part of the Army of Occupation in Germany from 1954-1955. Upon returning to the United States, he moved from Wisconsin to California where he met his loving wife Maureen Teresa Loveng (Doherty), they married in 1961 and were inseparable working side by side in the business they owned, first North Star Bakery in Pasadena, California and then, Petitfor Bake Shop in Vista, California. As a decorator his talents and reputation gave him opportunities to create cakes for so many, even including celebrities and professional athletes.
Ron and Maureen were well known in the Vista community serving in many capacities and working tirelessly on the revitalization of historic downtown Vista. But more importantly, they were known for a regular and steady pace of entertaining their family and friends from all over the world at their beautiful home in Vista. Ron worked tirelessly to design and build their home in Vista that provided countless memories for the family and friends that “Vacationed at Ronnie and Maureen’s”. In 2001 they retired from their business and moved to Annapolis, MD to be closer to their son and some of their grandchildren who were settled in Alexandria. After his wife Maureen’s passing in 2005, Ron moved to the Cameron Station Community in Alexandria and has been a well-known friend to all in the Cameron Station Community for over 16 years, “he always brought dessert!”
While in Alexandria, Ron served in several volunteer capacities with Alexandria Alive and could often be seen around the community with his good friend Addie as they delivered needed goods to deserving families in the Alexandria area. He was a lifelong member of the Freemasons and was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge of Alexandria-Washington. He was an avid painter and often had friends over to paint together and compare artistic styles. He loved participating in the Cameron Station “Martini Mondays” and cherished the large group of friends that he made in the community.
Ron was preceded in death by his wife Maureen, Brothers Wilfred and Charles and he is survived by his daughter, Michelle Clark of Longmont, Colorado, his son Jeffrey Loveng and daughter-in-law Amy Loveng of Alexandria. Ron is also survived by his six grandchildren, Amanda Clark, Nicholas Clark, Raleigh Clark, Brendan Loveng, Davis Loveng, and Griffin Loveng as well as siblings Anna Marie Duresky, Delores Gunther, Dean Loveng, Sheryl Olson and their families and a host of beloved cousins.
Services for Ronald George Loveng will be held at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home located at 1500 West Braddock Road in Alexandria, Virginia on Friday, June 11, 2021 – visitation beginning at 2:00 pm and service beginning at 4:00 pm.
Flowers may be sent to Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home or in lieu of flowers the family requests that those that wish to express sympathy donate to their favorite charity in the name of Ronald G. Loveng.
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