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CICHOCKI, Ronald Richard "Ron"
CICHOCKI - Ronald Richard "Ron"
70, went to be with the Lord Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio after battling complications from brain surgery. He leaves his loving wife of 47 years, Sharon (Harkiewicz) Cichocki; his son, Gregory; his daughter, Cynthia Rae (husband Michael); two grandchildren (Bella and Everett); and brother-in-law, Gary Harkiewicz and nephews, Gary Richard and Cole; many other close family and friends. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, the son of late Ted and Florence (Klawinski) Cichocki, brother of surviving sister, Gail Cichocki (Buffalo), he was a longtime resident of the Buffalo area before recently relocating with Sharon from Orchard Park, NY to Perrysburg, OH order to be closer to their daughter and her family. Since moving to Perrysburg, Ron and Sharon have attended Saint Rose Catholic Church. Ron graduated from Hutch Tech High School in 1965 and then enlisted in the Navy where he served as an electronics technician with duty station in the Mediterranean Sea. After honorable discharge from naval service, he attended the University at Buffalo (UB), where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications. During his studies at UB, he met Sharon in an English class and the two were wed. After graduating from UB, Ron began working for UB in the communications department. Ron continued his education while working for UB, eventually earning his master's degree in communication. Even though he could "hardly imagine how people could keep working at the same place until retirement" during the early years at UB, he did exactly that, retiring from the Network and Classroom Services department in 2015. Ron was an avid reader who loved history and following the news. He also had a passion for adding his personal touch to landscaping around the home as well as general home maintenance. He was generous with both his time and God-given abilities. Whether an impromptu trip to a local park, kid's attractions, off-roading in a Jeep, riding ATVs, or destinations halfway around the globe, he loved to travel and spend time with his wife and family - Ron was up for the adventure. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 10:00 AM at Saint Rose Catholic Church. There will be no burial service at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in Ron's name to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Witzler-Shank Funeral Home