After working as a manager with the Jewel Food Stores in Countryside, IL, for more than 20 years, Provenzano founded Zano Salons with his former wife Denise in Naperville, IL. Today, Zano Salons and Spas has five locations, and is currently managed by Denise, along with her and Provenzano’s two sons Sam and Nicholas Provenzano.
Ron Provenzano also was a past president of the International Chain Salon Association, which later was renamed the International Salon and Spa Business Network. He continued to be an active member of the organization.
Ron is survived by his wife Margaret Melaniphy Provenzano.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 17 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones funeral Home & Cremation Services, located at 44 S. Mill Street in Naperville. Services will be held Wednesday, December 18 at 10:30 a.m. and will proceed from the funeral home to SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church for an 11 a.m. mass and Christian burial. The church is located at 36 N. Ellsworth Street in Napervilee. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, 70 E Lake St/#720, Chicago, IL 60601. (www.chicagohomeless.org)
Throughout his long beauty industry career, Provenzano was always willing to share his professional insight with other salon owners and beauty professionals. His many industry friends remember him for his generosity, his inspiration and positivity:
“Today, we lost one of the best members of all time. Ron was a warm and welcoming presence and he will be clearly missed by all of us at ISBN. It is a sad day for us, but today I am certain Ron is in paradise.”—Jason Volk, president of ISBN and CEO of Chatters Canada and Tommy Gun’s
"No matter what was going on in business, Ron would always say, 'It's all Good. Everything's Good!' His positive attitude was very contagious."—Carlton Whitaker, vice president, The Spa by Mitchells and Mitchells Hair Styling Academy
"Ron was a true gentleman, a great marketing mind and a valued friend. His enthusiasm for life and his love of friends and family will be sorely missed. We all feel like we have lost a part of ourselves."—Gordon Logan, founder, Sports Clips, and ISBN past president
"Ron was a great leader in the salon industry in that he always cared about making sure others were successful around him. Most importantly, he was a true friend and mentor. He will be deeply missed by myself and many others." —Phil Horvath, vice president and general manager, ULTA