An extremely handsome, intelligent, modest MSgt, USAF (Ret) and Vietnam veteran, Ron was born of humble parents, William Bernard Josh and Margaret Sidley Josh, in a log cabin,Oct 20, 1939, in Alliance, Ohio.A 1957 graduate of Alliance High School, he rose to an illustrious career as a non-commissioned officer in the US Air Force. He was also a graduate of the University of West Florida and further served mankind as a dedicated substitute middle school math and science teacher in Pensacola, Fl.While in Pensacola, he was an active participant in the ballroom dance community.
Ron is survived by his daughter Kristy K. Hicks (Chris) of Franklin, NC, two step sons, Dean Lewis and Scott Lewis both of Florida, two grandchildren, Katie Lancaster of Grand Forks, N.D., Austin Hicks of Franklin,NC and two sisters Kay Brown of Alliance, OH and Gayle Radler (Lee)of Columbiana, OH.He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private service will be held May 8th atBarrancas National Cemetery,located on Naval Air Station Pensacola, with full military honors. Family-Funeral & Cremation in Pensacola is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers please donate in Ron's name to your local Hospice organization or the Alliance High School Alumni Foundation PO Box 3123 Alliance, OH. 44601.
The family would like to thank all of Ron's friends for the Kindness you have shown us through this time and would like to expressly thank the staff at Covenant Care Hospice in Pensacola.
“Though days pass with no sight of his face or word from his pen, we know that our friend lovesus and that when we meet again we will be on the same old terms; we shall begin where we left off.” ~J.E. Dinger