Ronald J. Ketcham, 78, died Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A celebration of life will follow the service at the Gorham Fire Department, Gorham.

Ron was born May 27, 1938 to Raymond and Ruby Ketcham.

He was a member of the Gorham Fire Department, a former member of Canandaigua Moose Lodge, and was an avid NASCAR fan.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Ketcham; daughters, Valerie Cunningham and Dianna VanDerpool; two sons, Ronald (Ellen) Ketcham; Kevin (Angelica) Wright; stepchildren, Jeff (Julie) Winegardner, Christine (John) Rose, Judy Winegardner, Tina (Ken) Christopher; several grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother, Ray (Beatrice) Ketcham,  and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Ruby Ketcham.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, National Kidney Foundation, American Diabetes Association.

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