Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

WOOSTER “ Bernard Ronald œToots  Besancon, 84, of Wooster passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022 at his home.
He was born March 12, 1938 in Wayne County, the son of Francis and Laura Pailliotet Besancon.   He married Paulette A. Naizer on September 5, 1964.   She survives.
He had been a truck driver for 35 years for Rubbermaid, had worked as a bricklayer mason for Galen Hostetter, had worked for Boyce Brothers Construction and Sheller Meats.   Was a Staff Sargent for the 447th Military Affairs, was a member of the 555th Honors Detachment, a 3rd degree Knights of Columbus and a life-long member of St. Mary ™s Catholic Church and volunteered for the Gabriel Project.
Everyone he met was a friend to him.   He always put others before himself.   He was a caring and generous person and was devoted to his Catholic faith.   He loved gardening, woodworking and loved his grandchildren ™s sporting events.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Paulette, are his children Michael (Maureen) Besancon of Wooster, Thomas Besancon of Dallas, Texas, Vickie (Jamie) Ebert of Wooster and Larry (Lea Ann) Besancon of Creston; grandchildren Ashley and Jacob Besancon of Wooster, Rebecca and Justin Ebert of Wooster and Brendan and Bryce Besancon of Creston; siblings Raymond (Rosemary) Besancon and Richard (Lea Ann) Besancon both of Smithville; sister-in-law Betty Besancon of Sterling, brother-in-law Steve Tope of Wooster and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Eileen Nicholas, Mary Jane Tope, Adrian and Vincent Besancon, Beatrice Garver, Bernadette Besancon and Joseph Besancon.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster from 5-8:00 p.m.   A Rosary service will be held at 4:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with Rev. Richard Samide officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary ™s Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the New Pittsburg Fire Dept., c/o Roger Kamp, Treasurer, 1466 Perry Twp. Rd. 35, Wooster, OH 44691, or to St. Mary ™s Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, Oh 44691 or to St. Jude Children ™s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105  or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvde., Chicago, IL 60607 or American Life League, PO Box 6170 Falmouth, VA 22403
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the New Pittsburg Fire Dept., c/o Roger Kamp, Treasurer, 1466 Perry Twp. Rd. 35, Wooster, OH 44691, or to St. Mary ™s Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, Oh 44691 or to St. Jude Children ™s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvde., Chicago, IL 60607 or American Life League, PO Box 6170 Falmouth, VA 22403

Service
Thursday,, May 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church

Visitation
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 5-8:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 4:00 p.m.

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