Vincent Stephen Kerchenski

Born in Garfield Heights, OH on April 11, 1964

Departed on July 13, 2019 and resided in Springfield, TN

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On Saturday 13 July 2019, Vincent Stephen Kerchenski, loving husband of Danie and father to Ellyn and Rosie, passed away at age 55 after a fierce five year battle with colon cancer.
Vince was born on April 11, 1964 in Garfield Heights, Ohio to James Sr. and Patricia (Takacs) Kerchenski. He came into this world too early and spent his first four weeks in an incubator at Marymount hospital. He was a hard to keep down after that! Vince graduated from Chanel High School in 1982. He joined the United States Air Force and served at McGuire AFB for four years and then joined the Ohio Air National Guard obtaining the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Vince completed his Bachelors degree in Engineering at The Ohio State University in 2002 while working full time. He joined Buckeye Steel in Columbus, Ohio and then later moved to Russellville, Kentucky where he joined Logan Aluminum. He leaves many friends and acquaintances at Logan and loved his co-workers immensely. Vince was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Russellville and greatly enjoyed his Pastor Tom and members of the congregation
Vince had a passion for woodworking. He made many of the fine pieces of furniture in his home and was known to surprise people with cool gifts of chopping blocks and candle holders. He was the epitome of an engineer; always looking for things to take apart and improve upon. He could fix just about anything. He was also an avid music lover, he played the trumpet and guitar and loved to attend concerts most recently attending his daughter Ellyn’s conducting recitals. He loved softball and could often be seen at Logan County High School watching his daughter Rosie knock one out of the park. He had a passion for bowling and golf and was semi pro in his younger years. Vinnie was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, his ability to memorize and recite movie lines with his daughters and his kind and compassionate spirit.
Vince was preceded in death by his father, Jim, his uncle Bill and his grandparents. He is survived by his wife Danie; his two children, Ellyn and Rosie; step-daughters, Candis (Jacob) Hudman, Kimberli (Chris) Callis, and Krista Edwards; his granddaughter, Carlee Hudman; his mother, Pat, his mother and father- in-law, Hazel and Curtis Hester, his sisters Marlene and Debbie Kerchenski, Laurie, brother-in-law David Duke and nephew Collin, and his brother Jim Jr and his wife Kison. A life celebration service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Springfield Funeral Home officiated by Pastor Curtis Hester and Chief Mark Dyer. Visitation will precede the service from 2 – 4 PM. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens

19 Comments to Vincent Stephen Kerchenski

  1. Mrs. Danie Kerchenski
    July 17, 2019 4:49 pm

    Vince, my heart hurts for you every minute. I miss you so much. I will love you forever……love your wife, Danie

  2. Victoria Klonowski
    July 17, 2019 4:55 pm

    Deepest Sympathy to Vince’s family. He was and always will be loved.

  3. Connie Page
    July 17, 2019 5:19 pm

    My heart hurts for all that loved and misses Vince…He was definitely one of a kind.Keep the Angels laughing…

  4. Sharon Manning
    July 17, 2019 5:27 pm

    Prayers for strength peace and comfort during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss!

  5. Carol Lacewell
    July 17, 2019 5:34 pm

    Danie,

    You gave a whole new meaning to “Stand by your man”. I remember asking you was sure you wanted to marry a man who was fighting this horrible disease. Your answer was, yes, I love him. You and Vince were good for each other and I am glad you guys had some awesome exciting times together. I know you and his girls hearts are sad that he is gone but he fought this thing like a champ. I am proud to have known him.
    Love and prayers to you all.

  6. Marlene Falcoski
    July 17, 2019 5:57 pm

    You fought the battle with dignity just like your life,but the good Lord has something else in mind for you.your family and friends will miss you greatly,and your lloving wife that took such good care of you will always love you. You are now free from your pain and suffering,you had a good life go forth thanking God for all your blessings.

  7. Judy Zoellick
    July 17, 2019 6:00 pm

    God bless his memory & watch over his family & friends in their grief. May our Father in Heaven welcome him home with open arms❤️

  8. Edward J. Takacs
    July 17, 2019 9:46 pm

    I am not good with words, but our family will miss you. Praying for your family I hope that God gives your whole family rest.

  9. Cindy (Takacs) Benchina
    July 17, 2019 9:51 pm

    I will miss you cousin. Until we meet again. Say hi to your dad for me. Love you Vince.

  10. Bobby & Suzanne Marshall
    July 17, 2019 9:58 pm

    So sorry for the passing of Vince. He was a very nice person. Prayers for the family for comfort during this time.

  11. Linda Ogden
    July 18, 2019 7:23 am

    Sending love and prayers to the entire Kerchenski family. My heart goes out to you. ❤️

  12. Jack Collins
    July 18, 2019 8:04 am

    Fine man indeed we will miss your smiling face an all the funny thing that you would say it was a great pleasure to know you an I will see you again someday….but not yet…your friend Jack

  13. Joe O'Neil
    July 18, 2019 7:54 pm

    Vince was such a great friend. I was honored to serve with Vince for 25+ years in the 179th Aerial Port. We had many great times over the years, especially the last few years hanging out at Chief Dyer’s apartment…affectionately known as the clubhouse. He was incredibly smart and had a great sense of humor. But what was more impressive was his fight against the disease that finally overcame him. He didn’t complain, he didn’t want pity…he just fought hard. When my day comes…I hope you’re there to greet me. My thoughts and prayers are with Vince’s family.

  14. Kim Hill
    July 18, 2019 10:07 pm

    “Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.” Our prayers and thoughts are with you Danie . I wish you healing and peace, love and prayers to all of his family and friends. Vince will be missed.

  15. Brian Taylor
    July 19, 2019 6:49 am

    A true Gentleman and fellow airman. You will be missed Vince

    MSgt Brian Taylor

  16. Marlene Kerchenski
    July 19, 2019 9:52 am

    My little brother, my Wingman, my teacher. You gave me my first salute as a Lieutenant, first salute as a Colonel and final salute when I retired. I give you my final salute for your love, bravery, compassion and greatness. I look forward to seeing you in heaven. Rest well my brother, American Airman, friend and confidant.

  17. Mary Beemiller
    July 20, 2019 10:43 am

    Cousin Vince thank you for the letter you sent me when I was in high school and going through tough times. Thank you for serving our country so we have our today’s and tomorrow’s. One day, I will see you in heaven. Mary Beemiller

  18. Judi Hughes
    July 20, 2019 7:04 pm

    Although i never met Vincent, i felt like i knew him through his sister Marlene. Marlene is part of my extended Air Force nursing family. I know Vince was loved fiercely and will be missed terribly by so many. I hope his family and friends can find some comfort knowing he is singing with the angels in heaven and no longer has to fight…i believe he is safe and healed in Jesus’s arms.

  19. Marty Stufflebeam
    July 21, 2019 12:23 am

    I knew Vince from our days at Kent State University. He was a good friend and I have many fond memories of him. My deepest condolences to the entire family for your loss. The world is a much sadder place now that Vince is no longer blessing us with his presence. Prayers to all. Rest In Peace My Friend! ❤️

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