Ronald D. Kopchak

July 17, 1943 ~ November 18, 2021 (age 78)


Ronald D. Kopchak age 78 of Ashland passed away on November 18, 2021 at Ohio Health Mansfield.

Born on July 17, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Joseph and MaDora (Strimple) Kopchak he had been an Ashland County resident since 1977. On October 5, 1968 Mr. Kopchak was married to Linda Kocka who survives.

Mr. Kopchak had been employed at the Alcoa Aluminum Company in Cleveland for 43 years before retiring in 2003. He was a member of the International Harvester Chapter 6 Club and a member of the Ashland County Yesteryear Machinery Club. Ron never met a stranger! Whether he was cheering on his family at sporting events, calling his friends/family to talk about the Buckeyes or the Brown’s games, sharing his love of cooking by offering recipes to anyone he met, visiting one of his many favorite restaurants, visiting his friends at the Cleveland Avenue Market or Hawkins bakery, he always had a smile on his face.

In addition to his wife Linda, Ronald is survived by two children; Kolleen (Lisa Stevens) Kopchak, Ronald (Trisa) Kopchak II. Two grandsons; Tyler (Corinne) Daniels, Tanner (Katelyn) Daniels and two great grandchildren, CeCe and Ellie Daniels. Additional survivors include siblings; Carl (Pat) Kopchak, Dan (Kathy) Kopchak, Dory Yanke, Debbie (Terry Rudolph) Kopchak, Jose (Helen McChesney), Jane Goulding, brother-in-law Bob Gruhn, and sister-in-law Marilyn Kopchak. He is also survived by numerous nieces/nephews and great nieces/nephews.

Ronald is preceded in death by his parents; daughter Elizabeth A. Kopchak, siblings Joe Kopchak, Veronica Gruhn, Greg Kopchak, brother-in-law Chester Yanke, Gordon Goulding, and sister-in-law Rose Kopchak.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday November 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jon Weaver officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday November 23, 2021 from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral service. Burial will follow in the Ashland County Memorial Park.

It is asked that anyone attending the funeral service and visitation please wear a mask.

Donations in Ronald’s name may be given to the following organization: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105

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November 23, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Funeral Service
November 23, 2021

1:00 PM
Heyl Funeral Home
227 Broad Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

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