January 30, 2021
Ronald F. Kocher 72 formerly of Vestal, NY passed away on Saturday January 30, 2021 at Grand Strand Hospital in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.
Born November 7, 1948 in Ithaca, NY the oldest son of J. Fred and Arlene (Hood) Kocher, he graduated from Vestal Central High School in Vestal, NY in 1966.
After high school Ronald graduated from Utah State University in Logan, UT as an Electrical Engineer. He went to work for various companies on the East Coast until he finally settled back to his home town and worked for IBM in Endicott, NY. Ron also spent many summers in the Thousand Islands with his family and after selling his 42 foot cruiser purchased a cottage in Clayton, NY for weekends and vacations. Ronald also owned his own business that he started after retirement renting out many storage buildings in Apalachin, NY. He finally settled down year round in Myrtle Beach and then Conway, SC.
Ronald fell in a parking lot on October 30, 2021 at Conway SC and suffered a severe head injury and never recovered, he was entered into an Adult Care Unit at Myrtle Beach until January 29th when he was sent to Grand Strand Hospital at Myrtle Beach with COVID Symptoms after having received his COVID vaccination a week before.
He is survived by his father J. Fred Kocher of Alexandria Bay, sisters Lynn (Bill) Cucci of Vestal, Donna (Gary) Gressler of Watertown, NY, twin brothers Gary Kocher of Alexandria Bay, and Barry Kocher of Watertown, NY. Ronald is also survived by his nephews and nieces Jason (Lauren) Cucci of Apalachin, NY, Justin (Angela) Cucci of Binghamton, NY, Chris (Kimmy) Cucci of Hollywood, CA, Amber (Jeff) Adams of Corning, NY, Zachary (Asia) Gressler of Walton,NY, and Wyatt (Gabby) Gressler of Rome, NY. Ron also had some great nieces and nephews, Ben & Evan Cucci of Apalachin, NY and Lucas, Samantha, and Owen Adams of Corning, NY, and Tatum Gressler of Walton, NY.
Ron is predeceased by his wife Diane (2016), his mother Arlene Kocher (2017), and great nephew Nathan Cucci (2016) of Apalachin.
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