LUDLOW, Vt. – Ronald Yarish of Ludlow, Vt., passed away peacefully April 26, 2019 at the Jack Byrne Hospice Center in Hanover, N.H. at the age of 83. Born in Stamford, Conn., April 10, 1936, he is survived by his three children Heidi Yarish-Coburn of Campton, N.H., Heather Wolfe of Belfast, Maine, Collier Yarish of Vero Beach, Fla., and three grandchildren Dylan Yarish of Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan and Mikayla and Kody Coburn of Campton, N.H.
Ron served in the Army from 1955-1958 where he was stationed in Korea. Moving from his hometown of Darien, Conn. to Ludlow in 1963, he bought his first gas station, Shell. You may have first gotten to know Ron when he pulled you out of a snowbank or changed your spark plugs. A mechanic at heart, he loved to tinker and was always there to help out anyway he could.
Ron spent his later years enjoying his home in Ludlow with love of his life Carol Kangas who predeceased him. Many sunny afternoons you might find him soaking up the sun while watching the birds fly by, or he might be in his shop building his cherished birdhouses. With an infectious sense of humor, he had the gift of laughter and more than that, the ability to make others laugh. We will miss his stories and memories of those good belly-rolling laughs to bring tears to your eyes.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Mr. Darcy’s on 31 Main Street in Ludlow, from 1-3:30 p.m.