Fero Funeral Home with Crematory & Fero Memorial Gardens

5955 North Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL


Richard M. Couch

29 November, 19266 October, 2019

Dr. Richard M. Couch of Lecanto, FL passed away October 6, 2019 at age 92. He is survived by his loving family; his wife of 64 years, Catharine; his children, son Dr. Richard Crane Couch (Dr. Kathleen), daughters Roberta Woeltz (Anthony), Marjorie Holland (Andrew) and Kathleen Lortie (Michael); and his 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Dr. Couch was born in Troy, PA to Dr. Clarence H. Couch and Bertha Hope Couch on November 29, 1926. He was a graduate of Phillips Andover Academy, Harvard University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to his education, he served in the United States Army Air Corps (1945-1947). His professional career began in Largo, FL where he practiced Orthopedic Surgery for 38 years. There he established Orthopedic Residency at Suncoast Hospital, served as Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and co-founded the University General Hospital in Seminole, FL. In 1996, he then moved to Lecanto, FL to continue practicing Orthopedic Surgery until his retirement. Dr. Couch was a devoted father and grandfather known for his selflessness and generosity. He enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, taking a dip in the ocean and working around the house. He is remembered as the caring, intelligent and humble patriarch of the Couch family and will be missed dearly by all those who knew him. A Celebration of Life for Dr. Couch will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, FL on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 11am. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution designated to: Vitas Hospice Unit W. Audubon Park Path Lecanto, FL 34461. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ferofuneralhome.com for the Couch family.


  • Memorial Service Friday, 29 November , 2019


Richard M. Couch

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Debbie duHadeay

November 6, 2019

Dick was the kind of uncle everyone would love to have. He was not only an amazing man, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, he was a great uncle. He always made you feel special and important. A joke or two wore always told to make you smile and exciting and sometimes scary adventures (swimming WAY out in the ocean) were shared. He lived life to the fullest and never let the grass grow under his feet. He was always busy with his family or being either a doctor, hitting the golf course, swimming in the ocean, raking the stones or entertaining friends. He will be dearly missed but his spirit and love for life will live on forever in his family and friends.

Bobbie and Jack Devlin

October 12, 2019

We will miss you ,Dick
You were the best brother in law any one could ask for. You were so understanding, helpful, caring , patient, loving , generous, and a great problem solver.
You were never to busy to give a helping hand to us or anyone else.
We loved your wonderful laugh and your many stories you shared with us.
We know you are up in heaven helping God to keep the heavens clean and neat.
We will always keep you in our prayers.
Jack and Bobbie

Marjorie Holland

October 10, 2019

Love you Dad. Miss you so much. I will never forget the love and memories that you poured into our family! Virginia and I said a prayer to you at church today. Going to talk to you everyday in my prayers💙🙌🏻