Myron L. Coblentz Obituary – The Repository
Myron L. Coblentz of Utica, Ohio and Parrish, FL passed away September 7, 2022 surrounded by his family after a courageous 6-year battle with cancer.
Son of Leon and Esther Coblentz, he was born on August 29, 1959 in Hartville, Ohio. He was a graduate of Lake High School and the University of Akron, where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He began his career in the grocery business with Hartville Foods, Inc. and later co-founded R&M Investments, which operated several restaurants in the North Central Ohio region, including The Ohio Restaurant, Athen’s Greek Restaurants, R&M’s Southside Diner. , Spearman’s Restaurant, The Ice Cream Station and Watt’s Restaurant. R&M Investments was also responsible for countless real estate projects in Ohio and Florida, one of their favorite projects was a small hotel on Treasure Island, Florida in the early 90s. R&M Investments was founded by Myron and Roger McCoy. Myron and Roger were life partners, confidants and best friends. Their story was one of friendship, family, love, trust and kindness. Together they built a successful business and a life they loved. Myron was known for his incredible work ethic, but he also knew how to play hard. He enjoyed traveling the world with his family and friends, especially on cruise ships (with casinos). He and Roger were avid cruisers, Myron’s favorite cruise destination was the Greek Islands. Myron was known for his generosity, he made it a priority to give back to his community in a variety of ways, including hosting the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner to benefit Knox County Hospice at R&M’s Southside Diner. This fundraiser has been held every year for 20 years.
Myron’s first priority was to make sure his two children, Stacy and Ryan, were healthy, happy and “under control”. He was incredibly proud of their personal and professional accomplishments. Myron’s greatest joy was found in the last years of his life, when he became a grandfather to 2½-year-old Jude. “Grandpa shark” and Jude shared an undeniable bond. They both loved being in the water, enjoying sweets and golf cart rides. Myron was an incredibly proud grandfather; his phone was full of pictures of Jude and most likely Jude was the topic of conversation with family, friends and nurses.
Myron will be remembered for his kindness, positivity and generous spirit. His community and the people around him are better off because of the impact he has had. It would also encourage everyone to value your health and make screening and annual exams a priority.
He is predeceased by his mother, Esther (Troyer). He is survived by Roger McCoy; daughter, Stacy J. Coblentz (Jason Steward) of Oak Park, Illinois; son, Ryan J. Coblentz of Canton, OH; grandson, Jude J. Steward and Jude’s brother, Jalen. Wayne McCoy of Utica also survived; the mother of his children, Joan Olszeski; his father; five siblings: Randall (Grace) Coblentz, Wendell (Catherine) Coblentz, Curtis (Julie) Coblentz, Sandy (Michael) Jarvis, and Sheldon (Chanda) Coblentz, all from the Hartville, OH area; as well as many nieces and nephews and very many friends. Myron will also be missed by his devoted puppies, Ricky and Tony, and his “big dog”, Eazy.
Friends can call Monday, September 12, 2022 from 3-5 p.m. to Snyder’s Funeral Home of Bellville, 81 Mill Run Road, Bellville, Ohio 44813 where a memorial service will begin at 5 p.m.
Special thanks to Dr. Amy Murnen of Mount Vernon, Cleveland Clinic in Mansfield and Capital City Hospice.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family , visit:
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com Snyder’s Funeral Home in Bellville is honored to serve the family of Myron L. Coblentz.
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Posted on September 11, 2022
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