Ronald C. Ochmann, 96, died Oct. 23 after a brief illness. Predeceased by his beloved wife Annie, his brother Bernie and his parents Rita and Leonard, Ron leaves behind his son David (Tricia) Ochmann, his adored granddaughters Victoria, Cecilia and Madeline Ochmann, as well as many dear cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
Born December 16, 1925, Ron has lived his entire life in Cleveland and Seven Hills. He was a graduate of South High School and a member of the Class of 1948 at Oberlin College. Ron credited his experience at Oberlin with launching his successful career as Vice President of Human Resources to Premier Farnell.
The fullness of Ron’s life was characterized by the lasting relationships he made along the way. Seatmates on flights have become decades-long friends. Colleagues from Akron Brass, Newark Electronics and Premier were his second family. And other Cleveland baseball fans were his brothers, especially those in Progressive Field Section 164, where he was nicknamed “Mayor.”
Ron simply never met a stranger, as he quickly befriended everyone he met. He was Mr. O to his neighbors, Ron to his friends, and Papa to those who loved him the most. His easy smile, warm laugh, colorful stories and genuine interest in the lives of others will be deeply missed. We know he will forever be rocking Metallica and rooting for his tribe in paradise.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. at FORTUNA FUNERAL HOME, 7076 Brecksville Rd. at Independence. Christian Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, 3649 E. 65th St. in Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Cuyahoga Heights.
In lieu of flowers and in tribute to Ron’s generous spirit, his family is requesting that memorial donations be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), St. Jude, The Nature Conservancy or any charity of your choice.
Posted on October 28, 2022
Posted in Akron Beacon Journal