Ronald Leonard Hoth

Published 1:36 pm Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Ronald Leonard Hoth, 82, of Bermuda Run, died on Feb. 8, 2020 at Trinity Elms Health and Rehab.

A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons on Monday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m., with Father Michael Buttner presiding, followed by a reception at the parish center.

He was born on March 15, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisc. He is preceded in death by his parents Phoebe and Reinhold and a sister, Patricia Mary (Patty Mae).

Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Kathleen Meloy Hoth; 5 children, Patricia Mary of Hillsborough, Mary Ann Plante (Joe) of Summerfield, Michael William (Diane) of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Karen Marie Pickles (Mike) of Marshfield, Wisc., and Thomas Vincent (Dr. Amy Jo Fischer) of Kernersville; a brother, James (Patricia) of Mukwonago, Wisc.; 10 grandchildren, Christopher Gehrke, Robert Miller, Michael Gehrke, Thomas Plante (Christina), Jennifer Miller, James Miller, Katie Gehrke, Steven Plante, Dean Hoth, William Hoth; 3 sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Upon high school graduation, he joined the Air Force.  He began work at Western Electric while attending college at night graduating with honors from Loyola in Baltimore, Md. He married his high school sweetheart, Kay, at age 20.  After retiring from Lucent Technologies, he began a second career at Wake Forest Baptist Health (formerly Bowman Gray School of Medicine) as vice president (emeritus) of human resources for 17 years, retiring at 72.  He enjoyed his work and the people he worked with.  He was active in his church as a Eucharistic minister, reader and held other positions. He was just as active in his community.  He was instrumental in bringing the Crosby golf tournament to Bermuda Run Country Club, active in the United Way, Bermuda Run Town Councilman and Davie County Commissioner, benefits director for the Lucent Retiree organization and more.  He and Kay were active in the Telephone Pioneers of American. He enjoyed golf, fishing, playing cards, watching the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and the Wisconsin Badgers.  I

Memorials: Trellis Supportive Care; or the Davie County Humane Society.