Ronald P. Bich, of Brookfield Ohio, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, following an extended illness. He was 75.
Ron was born Feb. 4, 1942, in Sharon, a son to Freda Marie (Klein) Bich.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was honorably discharged from his duties with the rank of Specialist E5.
He graduated from Farrell High School in 1960. He worked for Packard Electric, Warren, Ohio, as a service general for more than 30 years before his retirement.
In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening. His specialty was hot peppers and cooking on the grill and spit. He was known for his Halloween House and his homemade candy apples.
In addition, he played Santa Claus for more than 25 years for the Brookfield United Methodist Church Preschool.
Survivors include his bride, Karen, whom he married Feb. 16, 1966; his children, Dawn Renee (Mark) Burns of Masury, Ohio, Ronald P. (Stefanie) Bych II of Brookfield, and Lesley A. (Benjamin) Bich-Rochester of Copley, Ohio; his grandchildren, Mark (Julia) Burns Jr.,Samantha (James) Waits, Daniel Burns, Tyler "Bubba" Burns, Hunter and Mason Bych; five great-grandchildren; his sister, Nancy (Bob) Ellcessor of Masury; and his extended family.
He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Nick Bich; and his sister, Carol Ann Daris.
Ronald P., 75, of Brookfield, Ohio.
Calling hours: 3-7 p.m. Friday (7-21-17) at BRICELAND FUNERAL HOME LLC., 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio, where a Panachida service will be offered at 6:45 p.m. by the Rev. Father David Mastroberte. Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com.
Service: Funeral at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (7-22-17) in the funeral home.
Burial: St. John's Orthodox Church Cemetery, Hermitage, with military honors.
Published on July 19, 2017