Jack "Ron" Tycer February 11, 1948 - April 5, 2018
"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds,- and done a hundred things
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod the high trespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God"
Jack "Ron" Tycer passed away quietly at home after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was born in Grants Pass, Oregon to Ronald G. Tycer and Mildred Meryl Sowell. He graduated from Illinois Valley High School in 1966.
He entered the U.S. Air Force on the delayed enlistment program later that year. He had an undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He retired September 1, 1991 with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. His last assignment was as a Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 50th TFW Hahn AB, Germany.
On December 1, 1973, he married his wife, Joan Zatchey. They had one son, Ronald G. Tycer ll.
Upon his return to Oregon in 1991, he served as General Manager for Mercy Flights, Combined Transport and TP Trucking. He loved his jobs and the people he worked with.
Ron followed in his father's footsteps and became a Mason with Medford Lodge #103. He loved playing golf with his best friend "Dave". He has many fond memories of their golfing trips. He LOVED Dutch Brothers' coffee more than his wife's.
Our family would like to thank Asante Hospice for their excellent care, and to Drs. Aleksandra Sander and Gordon Metz for their care and compassion during Ron's cancer battle. They were both so wonderful that words can never express how glad Ron was to have them caring for him. Thanks too to Dr. Edward Helman for not only being Ron's family physician for many years, but for also being a friend to him. He always listened.
Ron is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joan; son, Ronald; daughter-in-law, Lindsay; and his 17-month granddaughter, Lauren, who was the brightest spot of his life; sister, Kathy Towers; brother-in-law, Metro "Butch" Zatchey; sister-in-law Pam from Freedom, Pennsylvania; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary; and sister, Lorna Jean Warren.
He was interred at Eagle Point National Cemetery with military honors.
"l wasn't quite ready to let you go!"