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Ronald P. BichFebruary 4, 1942 ~ July 19, 2017 (age 75)
Ronald P. Bich, of Brookfield Ohio, entered eternal rest during the early morning hours on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, while under the care of The Grove of Greenville, following an extended illness. He was 75.
Ron was born February 4, 1942 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a son to Freda Marie (Klein) Bich.
Self was forgotten when Ron enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict to defend our flag and to help keep our country free. He was honorably discharged from his duties with the rank of Specialist E5. His military service awarded him as a graduate from Farrell High School in 1960.
Following his return home, he married the former Karen Ellen Crea on February 16, 1966 and together they started a family. Born to this union where three children, Dawn Renee, Ronald II, and Lesley. He supported his young family by working for Packard Electric, Warren, Ohio, as a Service General for more than 30 years before his retirement. During his early years, he found employment with Malleable Metal, Farrell.
He was member of the former Grace Lutheran Church, Farrell, and the International Union of Electrical Workers #717.
In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, his specialty was hot peppers, and cooking on the grill & spit. He was known for his Halloween House & his homemade candy apples. In addition, he played Santa Claus for over 25 years for the Brookfield United Methodist Church Pre-School.
Survivors include: his bride, Karen; his children, Dawn Renee (Mark) Burns, Masury, Ohio, Ronald P. (Stefanie) Bych, II, Brookfield, and Lesley A. (Benjamin) Bich-Rochester, Copley, Ohio; his grandchildren, Mark (Julia) Burns, Jr., Samantha (James) Waits, Daniel Burns, Tyler "Bubba" Burns, Hunter & Mason Bych; his great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Aubrianna, & Addilyn Burns, Adrien Wright Burns & Aiden Wright; his sister, Nancy (Bob) Ellcessor, Masury; and his extended family too.
He was preceded in death by his mother & step-father, Nick Bich; and his sister, Carol Ann Daris.
A time of gathering in Ron’s honor will be held 3-7 PM Friday, July 21, 2017, in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, located on the historic village green at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403 where a Panachida service will be offered at 6:45 PM by Rev. Father David Mastroberte. His celebration continues on Saturday, July 22, 2017, with a funeral service being offered at 11:30 AM, also in the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in St. John’s Orthodox Church Cemetery, Hermitage, Pennsylvania, with military honors.
Memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home as his family will decide on an appropriate charity of remembrance.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Bich will be presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director. (330-509-3135)