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“We are very sorry for your loss. We enjoyed talking & waiting on him, over the years at Rusty Nail ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Wayne & Darlene Wozniak - Kent, OH

“We enjoyed talking & waiting on Fred over the years at Rusty Nail. Our prayers are with the family. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Wayne & Darlene Wozniak - Kent, OH

“I played with Frederick on a daily basis. The group he played with were scoundrels and Frederick fit in well. He teased and lied about his golf game...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest condolences for your loss! I hope you to overcome this sorrow soon. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Chang-Geun Oh - STOW, OH

“It's hard to understand why people are taken from us. Fred was a rare jewel-difficult to find and impossible to replace. Marv,Darin,Kelly,Zinnia...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Luretta Ray - Bluffton, SC

“I am sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I'll always remember our time together at our Canada Cottage, and the crazy signs to lead you to it. Your Wire...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Barnes - Aorora, OH

“Sonya, please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Fred, was a dear friend to me. He was always up beat and cheerful and a wealth of...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ray Jones - Bluffton, SD

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“My heart is heavy. Fred and Dick were such good friends as teachers and golf buddies. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and may you...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Beth Pfeiffer Kloskoski - Stow, OH

“Our deepest sympathy to the Palcho family. Fred and you have always treated us as family and he will be deeply missed! We will always remember the...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Price - London, OH


Fred Palcho, 82, of Kent, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Hospice Care Center in Akron.

He was born May 29, 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Stephen C and Gertrude (nee Winkowski) Palcho.

He grew up in Cleveland and moved to Kent in 1955. He was a graduate of KSU; he was a teacher in Ravenna and Stow school systems until 1975. In 1975 he started a new company 'Multi Video Service' – a videotape court reporting firm, a first of its kind business. He retired and moved to Bluffton, SC in 2002.

Fred was an avid golfer – it was one of his favorite pastimes. He also loved landscaping and decorating. He had many friends; he loved people and telling them stories and jokes, along with being a history buff. Fred was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and his family was very important to him.

He is survived by his wife, Sonya (nee Eaken) Palcho, whom he was married for 62 years; son, Tim (Kris) Palcho; daughter, Terri (Jon) Jastromb; grandchildren, Kyle (Rina) Jastromb, Evan (Allison) Palcho, Tyler Jastromb, Kaitlyn Jastromb; great grandchild, Madeline, due this June; niece, Jody (John) Kovolyan; nephew, Fred (Jennifer) Brown.

Calling hours will be held 6-8 PM Thursday, May 25 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home And Crematory in Kent. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Friday, May 26 at Standing Rock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Drive, Akron, OH 44333.