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Ronald David Stoynoff

November 27, 1946 — November 24, 2021

Paw Paw

Ronald Stoynoff was an accomplished entrepreneur and believed it was most important to lead by example. He will be remembered for his kind heart and always treating his family, friends, employees and acquaintances with dignity and respect. Ron, along with two partners, started Manatron Inc., in Kalamazoo. Their small company eventually grew and was listed on the Nasdaq with nearly 500 employees. He was a talented musician and was a founding member of the well known rock band called the Malibus in the 1960's. He was later a founding member of the local band "The Unknowns" and played with them during the 2000's until the time he was 68. Ron believed in giving back and was a strong supporter of his community. With his natural entrepreneurial mindset, he was always looking for ways to improve things and give back. For more than a decade, he served on the Antwerp Township Planning Commission and ZBA. He was the first instructor to bring martial arts to the Paw Paw area in the 1970's. He held a 4th Dan Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do. He was recognized as a certified international instructor. Ron also spent 40 years trying to keep people safe! He held a NRA pistol instructors certification and taught self defense via special classes including combat pistol. He was an avid hunter and conservationist. Most important to Ron, was providing a good life for his family, in which he succeeded.

Ronald David Stoynoff was born November 27, 1946 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of Marin Stoynoff and Mildred  (Dewey) Stoynoff. He passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at the Rose Arbor Hospice Residence in Kalamazoo.

On November 29, 1968, in Paw Paw, he married Rosemary (Stimac) Stoynoff who survives.

He is also survived by his son, Brian (Heather) Stoynoff; daughter, Kristen (Troy) Holmes; six grandchildren, Beck and Rourke Stoynoff, Tyler, Noah, Ryan and Justin Holmes.
Ron was preceded in death by his sister, Lynn Borah.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, December 4, 2021 beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave., Paw Paw. There will be a celebration of life with sharing of memories at 3:00 p.m. with a time of food and fellowship to conclude.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice care of Southwest Michigan.

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