Ronald Eugene Pinch

Ronald Eugene Pinch passed peacefully on December 31, 2022, at the age of 88 years old, after a long battle with diabetes and congestive heart failure. He was a patient at Hunters Creek Nursing Center and Rehabilitation Facility in Orange County, Florida.

Ronald is survived by his children: Deborah (Robert Kirk) Reynolds of Orlando, Florida, Mark (Darla) Pinch of Battle Creek, Michigan, and Craig (Nancy) Pinch of Battle Creek, Michigan. Ronald is also survived by his grandchildren Tiffany Pinch, Stephanie (Charles) Collins, Brittany (John) Gosline, Jacob Pinch, and 12 great grandchildren.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents Walter Ward and Edith Kala Doty, his wife Joan Pinch, and his sister Betty Sutton.

Ronald was born on December 7th, 1934, in Battle Creek MI. He graduated from Lakeview high school in 1953. He also attended Western Michigan University for two years and Kellogg Community College for several semesters.

Ronald was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church (formerly the Evangelical United Brethren denomination). He was a member at Trinity United Methodist Church in Battle Creek MI and held many positions there for many years. Upon his move to Florida, he joined Peace United Methodist Church in Orlando Florida.

During his life Ronald had many different occupations. Some notable occupations were Clark equipment company in Battle Creek where he was a draftsman and artist. And then his time in the federal government where he did everything from designing and placing bomb shelters when he worked for civil defense to working as a federal cataloger when he worked at the Defense Logistics Services Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, from which he retired in 1989.

Ronald also served his country in the Army National Guard and then the Air National Guard. Ronald remained in the Air National Guard until the 1980s.

Ronald started in the Boy Scouts of America as a boy in 1943 and he continued in the scouts for 65 plus years. During that time, he held numerous positions with different scouting units and he earned numerous awards, among which were the Silver Beaver, Wood Badge, God & Service Award, and the Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor.

Ronald was devoted to his family, his church, the Boy Scouts of America, and his country.

Arrangements for memorial services are pending.

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