Ron Cohen, 84, of Clinton, passed away Friday, September 3rd, 2021, at Roudebush VA Medical Center of Indianapolis.
He was born July 22nd, 1937, in Mecca, to Hezzie and Thelma Frazier Cohen.
Ron was employed at Hercules as a supervisor and was a veteran of the United States Army.
He was preceded by both parents; brothers, Kenny, Philip, Hezzie Jr., and Keith; sisters, Vicki, Nedra, Billi Kae, Sharon, and Dixie.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Jody; his children, Theresa Cox (Scott), Jim Cohen (Helen), Angie Twigg (Barry), Tony Callese (Heather); ten grandkids, Craig, Keith, Beth, JD, Wendy, Bubba, Madison, Makayla, Wynter, Cadence; great-grandkids, Savannah, Devin, Zane Jordon, Dante, Gemma, Adalyn, Wyatt, and Londyn; several nieces and nephews.
Ron was someone who never met a stranger. To him, you were just another friend that he didn’t quite know yet. He would help and has helped anyone in need. It was never a surprise to look over and see him talking to a stranger about the food they were eating, or the war they were both in. Shoot, half of the time, the conversation didn’t end until Ron pulled out his wallet and gave his “new friend” a few bucks if they looked like they could use it. He was never one to try to tell someone “No”. You were better off taking the help, and saying, “thank you”, or else you may end up in an argument you can’t win, and you will STILL be leaving there with money.
Ron always had a smile on his face. Sometimes, to be welcoming, and well; sometimes, because he knew he was up to something. Either way, he lived his life the way he wanted: Surrounded by people he loved; friends, family, traveling, watching all the babies in the family, growing. Last, but not least, he loved to volunteer for BINGO. Whether in Mecca, or Clinton Moose, or here, for the last several years, he spent most of his time volunteering at the Blanford Sportsman Club, with people with quickly started calling “family”.
You would be hard-pressed to find a purer heart than Ron’s. He really was that guy who would do anything for anyone. I know he has done many things for me, and my kids, and I have had the honor of being raised by him and have a front row seat on learning how to treat people right. He didn’t judge you by the color of your skin, or the amount of money in your wallet. Nope. To him, it was simple: If you were human, you deserved love. Period. And, boy, was he good at handing out the love. He always had a sweet smile, along with a warm hug, for anyone who looked like they needed it. It’s a shame not more people could be like this man. The world would be a much better place.
When he wasn’t volunteering, or giving away free hugs, he liked to sit at home or go to tournaments, and play Euchre. He also loved to cook, especially his Italian beef. That will be sorely missed, but, I think his all time favorite past-time was to sit with his friends and family, and his wife that he loved so much, and reminisce about AET/Hercules. That man could talk for days about that job. But, he loved it, and you knew that, immediately, when he would start talking about it.
The way his eyes lit up! He would sure go on, and on about that place. That was okay because we never got sick of hearing all of his stories.
And, of course, here’s where the real pride comes in: He served his country, as a truck mechanic, for the United States Army, from 1957 to 1959 until he was transferred to VI USA Corp Reserves until 1963. All in all, if ever there was a template on a “good man”, they should look no further than Ron Cohen. He will greatly missed.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 10th, 2021 at Frist Funeral Home, from 3:30 to 6:00pm; funeral services beginning at 6:00pm, with Marta Adubato officiating.
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