WOOSTER Ronald John Koch, 80, of Wooster passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Wooster Community Hospital.
He was born July 4, 1934 in Cleveland, the son of John Frank and Nancy Mohr Koch. He married Shanette Day. She survives.
He retired from Bell and Howell after 40 years of employment. He proudly served his country with the US Army from 1957 to 1963.
Ron loved to cook and would often fall asleep at night reading cookbooks and cooking magazines. He made a great NY Cheesecake and he enjoyed both cooking and some baking. He loved all the cooking shows and channels. He was especially a fan of Michael Simon in Cleveland.
Ron enjoyed Jazz and Big Band music immensely, especially Ella Fitzgerald, Maynard Ferguson, Duke Ellington, to mention a few. He was fortunate enough to have attended many jazz concerts, over the years, of great artists. He and Shan also loved the jazz concerts at the College of Wooster.
He was a big sports fan, especially OSU, Browns and Cavs. Ron almost always had a smile for everyone plus a good comedic streak and brought much fun and laughter wherever he would be.
In addition to his wife he is survived by sisters, May Sprenger of Chicago and Ethel Schneider of Bedford Hts. and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with the Rev. Kevin Phipps officiating. Burial will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman at 1:30 p.m.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Wayne Co. Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
The Wayne Co. Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home
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