Ron­ald Leo Hytinen Jr., 44, of Virginia Beach, Va. is your source for free local news and information in Virginia Beach

Ron­ald Leo Hytinen Jr. 44, died Aug. 3, 2016, in his hometown of Virginia Beach, Va.

Ron­ald Leo Hytinen Jr.
      Ron­ald Leo Hytinen Jr.

Ron­nie attended Princess Anne High School, where he gradu­ated in 1991. He loved his family, his friends, surfing and music.

He lost his battle with the disease of addic­tion at 44. He was a good guy who made some mistakes and many choices that ultimately took his life. He had a gentle soul and a loving heart; he lived life full throttle. His family is grateful that he is now free.

The family offers this advice in their time of grief. Love your addict. Know that they are sick, and don’t allow their sickness to make you a victim as well.

Surviving Ron are his mother, Brooke Dunbar; his father, Ronald Hytinen Sr.; two children, Vic­toria and William Hytinen; his sister, Laurie Adcock (Mike); his niece, Brookelynn; and a huge, loving family of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ronnie will be laid to rest in the ocean that he so loved to surf.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you to consider a donation to one of the many charities for addiction and substance abuse.