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Theodore W. Ochs

Theodore W. Ochs


9/3/1941 - 01/03/2014

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Visitation

Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home, 638 Wood Street, Clarion.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Clarion.

 

Theodore W. “Tedd” Ochs, 72, of Lucinda, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014, at his home after a two year battle with cancer.

Born September 3, 1941 in Brookville; he was the son of Regis W. and Edythe Schmader Ochs.

Tedd was married on July 29, 1967 to the former Janet Friedrich in Warren; and she survives.

He graduated from Dubois Business College and Clarion State Teachers College.

Tedd taught school in Warren and Oil City.  He was also part owner of Ochs Forestry Consulting and Ochs Lumber Company.  He was one of the original founders of Pet Adoption and Welfare Society, commonly known as Clarions PAWS.  While teaching in Oil City, he was a member of the Adelphoi Club.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming.  He also volunteers with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary during hurricane Katrina animal rescue effort.

Tedd is survived by his wife, Janet; a son, Matthew R. Ochs and his wife, Cheri, of Lucinda; a daughter, Suzanne M. Ochs-Fisher and her husband, Robert H. Fisher of Eads, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Hannah Fisher, Hugh Fisher, Dan Eberts and his wife, Tanya, Jessica Eberts, and Ashley Best Aikens and her husband, Greg; and two great grandchildren, Keira Best and Brady Eberts.

Also surviving are a brother, Regis “Rick” Ochs and his wife, Patricia, of Lucinda; a sister, Aleta Nichols and her husband, Jerry, of Missouri; brothers-in-law, Mark Friedrich of Clarion and John “Jack” Friedrich and his wife, Lisa, of Washington, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews and their children; and special family friends, Janice Fuellhart of Crown and her son, Jake Fuellhart, of Mount Lebanon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, who died November 21, 1967, in an airplane crash; his in-laws, John and Margaret Friedrich; and a grandson, Ryan Powell.

Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home, 638 Wood Street, Clarion.

Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. on  Tuesday, January 7, 2014, in the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Clarion, with Rev. Monty Sayers, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church, presiding.

Interment will be held at the St. Joseph Church Cemetery in Lucinda.

In lieu of flowers, Tedd asked that memorial contributions be made to Clarion PAWS, PO Box 804, Clarion PA 16214, or Charitable Deeds, 98 Hickory Nut Lane, Knox PA 16232.



Condolences

Melanie & Pete Steiner

New Tripoli, PA
cousin
Monday, January 06, 2014

Please accept our sympathy. We were sorry to heat of Tedd's passing. Unfortunately due to the bad weather we will not be able to travel back to Western PA for the funeral.

Lois Ochs Hilliard

Greensburg, PA
cousin
Monday, January 06, 2014

My sympathy to Ted's family.

walter J Schupp

East Stroudsburg, PA
Lifelong friend
Monday, January 06, 2014

am so sorry to hear of Tedd's passing. I grew up with Tedd and Rick. They lived across the street from me in Lucinda. We spent a lot of time together at my home or theirs. And a lot of time at the farm. I acquired my interest of farm tractors from driving the Farmall while making hay at the farm. A lot of times I would be invited to go with Rick and Tedd when their dad went on travels to Westover. Many wonderful memories. I did visit Tedd at his home in Snydersburg several years ago and went to lunch with him and his son, Matt. Was good to reminisce with him. Tedd was also in our wedding. I won't make it to the viewing and funeral but rest assured you all will be in my prayers and thoughts. With sincere condolences. Walter & BarbaraSchupp

Bill Edwards

Knox
aquintance
Monday, January 06, 2014

To the Oches family had the honor of volunteering at Paws and got to work with Tedd. I found him to be a very dedicated and honest person. Jan, Matt Suzanne and family, I am very sad for your lose and You all are in my prayers in this time of sorrow. God bless

Amy(Ochs) Wentling

Lowell, Michigan
cousin
Monday, January 06, 2014

I am sorry to hear of your loss.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all..

John Lindberg

Warren, PA
Classmate
Monday, January 06, 2014

Condolences to Janet and the family at this sad time. I know all the members of the Warren High class of 1964 and those Ted influenced when teaching join me in sending our thoughts and prayers today.

Denny Lamb

Tionesta, PA
friend
Monday, January 06, 2014

So sorry to read of Tedd's passing. I've enjoyed talking to Tedd ever since I had him as a student teacher. He was under Dick Buzard. I saw Mr. Buzard this past Saturday morning and he commented on what a nice young man Tedd was when he student taught. So sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you.

Valjean Frazer

Renfrew
Friend
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Jan, So sorry to hear of your loss, I worked with you at Cable Systems USA and also helped wallpaper at your house , I remember Ted from being there Take care Valjean

Mary Farley

Summerville, PA

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Dear Jan, My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy, Mary

The Trojanowski Family

Leeper
Aquantince
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

To the Family & Friends of Ted Ocs, We are so very saddened to hear of his passing. He will always be remembered fondly for being such a kind, caring & funny man. He was very friendly with Larry Trojanowski Sr. who will now be with Ted and help him in the next part of his journey. When the days feel like you can no longer go on without him, just remember the good times and know one day you will see him again! Your Family will remain in our thoughts & prayers.

Jami Pedley

Oil City
Friend
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Jan & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It was my pleasure to know Tedd and learn a fulfillment from helping animals. He'll be greeted at the bridge by all of the lives he touched.

Vicki Geer

Baden, PA
Sister-in-law to Matthew R. Ochs
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

It has been a pleasure knowing Tedd, he always brought a smile and was a very easy-going guy. I particularly enjoyed talking with him about gardening and canning. One of my fondest memories of him was during the first year they put in garden. It was huge! My niece Hannah and I were sorting green beans in the garage and Tedd and Jan's brother Mark were installing a new deep freezer in the middle bay of the garage. We were laughing so hard at the interaction between the two of them! That was the first time Hannah had really been around Tedd for any length of time and she kept saying, "He's hilarious"! When I saw Tedd a few days later, I told him, "You know, Hannah thinks you're the best thing since sliced bread". His reply was, "Well, I am". That sums it up nicely. We'll miss you Tedd.

Brenda Campbell

Payson, Az.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Jan and family, Please accept my condolences of the loss of you husband/father. Although I never met Ted, thru Jan and Her love of animals His Love for them also was appreciated. May He be surrounded by all the animals who went before Him.

Shayla Wolbert

Leeper

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. In the small amount of time that I knew Ted , I knew that he was very close to his family and friends. The loss of him is heartbreaking. You have my deepest sympathy.

Dave Marczak

Erie
former student
Thursday, January 09, 2014

Sorry to hear of Tedd's passing......fond memories of the good 'ol days in Oil City.....Tedd gave me some odd jobs in the summers as well as cutting hay somewhere in Clarion Co. I recall....we had a great time on a weeklong fishing trip to Canada as well...probably summer of '77....my best to all. Dave Marczak

Bill Grolemund

Bradenton, FL
Classmate at St Joe's
Thursday, January 09, 2014

My sincerest condolences to Jan and the family. Tedd was my buddy from 12 years of school at St Joe's in Lucinda. We double-dated to the prom. We re-double-dated for the post prom. (Don't ask!) We hunted together a few times when I was back in Pennsylvania. We went to the races once. I took a military leave to come home to his parents' funeral. We go way back. Now we go forward, Tedd is leading the way. Tedd will put a good word in for us up there where he is going. And he will make sure the animals have easy access. He had a big heart. We will miss Tedd. Godspeed, my friend.

clarence tabler

oil city
friend
Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sorry to hear of Tedd's passing. Many fond memories of working with Tedd in and out of Oil City High School.