John Avrohm Ketcher

October 17, 1976February 24, 2012

Tahlequah, OK- Funeral services for John Avrohm “Ave” Ketcher will be held on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Reed-Culver Chapel with Father Jeff Polasek of St. Brigid Church officiating and Pastor Charles Duvall assisting. Visitation will take place on Thursday, March 1st, 2012, from noon until 8:00 PM at Reed-Culver. Interment will follow at Manes Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah. John Avrohm Ketcher, or “Ave” to his family and friends, was born on October 17th, 1976 in Pocatello, ID, the son of John Allen and Sandra Coleen (Clark) Ketcher. Ave graduated with his associates degree from Montgomery County Junior College in Maryland. Ave worked for Quiznos as a Manager. When he wasn’t working, Ave loved to spend his time practicing karate. He absolutely loved music. He played guitar, wrote music and was a member of a band in Maryland. Ave possessed a wry sense of humor and had a keen sense of fun, sharpening wits with anyone that was willing. Beneath it all was a teddy bear, big of heart and sweet in disposition. He had a smile that made anyone feel easy. A Catholic by faith, Ave attended St. Peter and Paul Church in Cushing, OK. Ave was called to his heavenly home on Friday, February 24th, 2012 in Tulsa, OK. He was 35 years old. Ave will be greatly missed by his family and friends for the laughter he shared and the love he gave. Those left to cherish Ave’s memory include his mother, Sandra Ketcher of Welling, OK, and his father, John Ketcher of Tahlequah. He also leaves one half brother, Erin Ketcher of Tahlequqh and one half sister, Andrea Ketcher also of Tahlequah,OK. Ave also leaves an adopted brother, Dave Bailor, as well as many cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 2, 2012

John Avrohm Ketcher

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Teri Richards

January 1, 2017

My heart sank as I seen this obituary. We are so saddened to learn of his passage after we tried to find him for years.. JJ &Teri

Joey Ulloa

April 17, 2016

I knew Ave in grade school. We were best friends and started martial arts together. I've been looking for him for years and ran across his passing by chance. If he was anything in his adult years like he was when were kids then he was full of life and brought happiness to all he met. Rest in peace brother. We'll meet again.

Enid Strain

February 24, 2015

Three years and you will always be in my thoughts. I wish I had done more to help you. God bless you.

Enid Strain

September 11, 2014

I'm thinking of you again today.

Enid Strain

February 25, 2014

Another year and you are still in my thoughts.

Enid Strain

February 24, 2013

One year later, I still can't believe Ave is gone. May he rest in God's care.

Enid Strain

June 20, 2012

I appreciate all of Ave's middle school and high school friends writing on his board. Thank you for remembering Ave. I can't believe he is gone forever. God bless him and protect him.

Noelle Calfee

March 22, 2012

It is so sad to hear about Ave. I knew him thru middle and high school, he was a great person and I hope he lived a good life, as short as it was.

Melissa Haberer

March 16, 2012

It is such a sad day to hear of Ave's passing. He was a best friend from middle and high school. He was someone that touched my life forever. It was not diminished by time or distance. My heart is broken and he will be missed. Goodbye old friend.

Walter Horbatuk

March 15, 2012

Ave and I went to middle and high school together. I am shocked and saddened to learn of his passing.