Age 72, of Denver, CO, formerly of Huber Heights, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021. Elissa led a monumentally accomplished life as a Director of Communications in Health Care, a Grant Writer for Non-Profits, and as a Professor of Communications. She was an active member of St. Peter Catholic Church for many years.

Elissa was known for her fiery personality, her relentless work-ethic, her calm stoicism, her selfless generosity, and most importantly her Italian-style

hospitality, which has been helping everyone break their diets since 1973. Anyone that knew her would agree that she was a force to be reckoned with. Her influence as a writer and

educator will light the way for generations to come.

Elissa was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Steven J.; and parents, Aldo and Elena DeBarone. She is survived by her son, Marc V. Ring and his fiancé, Jenna Bonisolli, her grandson Breck Kelly-Ring, and a gaggle of the most wonderful friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 4th from 5:00-7:00 PM at Marker & Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights Chapel, 5844 Old Troy Pike.

A Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Road. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will

follow at Dayton Country Club from 1:30-3:30 PM.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association ( in Elissa's memory.

"….Nothing gold can stay." - Robert Frost

Funeral Home Information

Marker & Heller Funeral Homes

5844 Old Troy Pike

Huber Heights, OH