PAULDING -- Ronald D. Gochenour, 71, died Saturday, November 3, 2012, in his Florida home.
He was born September 18, 1941, in Sandusky, Ohio, the son of Kenneth E. and Evelyn E. (Kriemes) Gochenour. On May 14, 1961, he married Phyllis (MacGeorge), who survives. He was a retired postmaster for Cecil, Ohio, a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding, and the K of C St. Joseph Council 3584. He was a Paulding reserve sheriff's deputy, a member of the Paulding County Draft Board, Paulding VFW Post 587, Paulding Chamber of Commerce and a Paulding Village councilman. He was an avid golfer, woodworker and shuffleboard player.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, Paulding; one daughter, Tamara M. (Mark) Heppeard, Ohio City; three sons, Kip K. (Jane) Gochenour of Paulding, Jon D. (Tina) Gochenour of Cecil, and Joseph R. (Amy) Gochenour, Sunbury; a sister, Karen E. Procnow, Sandusky; one brother, Craig Gochenour, Sandusky; six grandchildren; Kellen (Tricia) Koenn, Tiffany (Scott) Pease, Ian Gochenour, Abby Gochenour, Josie Gochenour and Ellie Gochenour; and great-grandchildren, Blayne Pease, Brody Pease and Willow Koenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard Gochenour and Gary Gochenour.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. with a K of C service at 8 p.m. Friday, November 16, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 17, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding, with Rev. G. Allan Fillman officiating. Burial will follow in Paulding Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to Masses; Palmetto, Fla., Fire Department, or Paulding County DD. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.