Kenneth Richard Ficere

August 28, 1950 - January 6, 2018

Kenneth Richard Ficere, 67, passed away January 6, 2018, at his home in Phoenix, Oregon. He was born August 28, 1950, in Cleveland, Ohio and is the eldest of James and Margaret Ficere’s five children. He graduated from Euclid High School in 1968. In May 1973 he married Marilyn Ficere née Serva in Parma, Ohio. They lived in Ketchikan, Alaska and Seattle, Washington before settling in the Rogue Valley in 1980. Ken was a generous and kind-hearted husband, father, and friend who brought warmth and humor to the lives of many; he will be especially remembered for his jokes.

Ken is survived by his wife, Marilyn Ficere; his daughter, Nicole Callahan; his son-in-law, Daniel Callahan; his grandchildren, Abigail and Grace; and his siblings, Cathy Geisinger, Marguerite Romero, James Ficere, Mary Krivacic, and their families.

A funeral service will be held Friday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Archangel Gabriel       Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Ore. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the New Temple Building Project, Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 823, Ashland, Ore., 97520, or offered via online donation at