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Obituaries - November 17, 2018

Andreas Eugene Ammann

Andreas Eugene Ammann died October 23 in San Antonio Tlayacapan at age 71.

pg14aBorn in Ludwigsburg, Germany January 21, 1947, Ammann attended the University of Fairbanks Alaska.  While at college, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Vietnam.  He served for six years and achieved the rank of captain. 

When he returned home, Ammann was employed as a pilot, eventually becoming a supervisor for Japan Airlines in Alaska, where he worked for 38 years. 

Ammann retired in 2008 and moved to Ajijic.  He was an active member of the American Legion in Chapala and the Lake Chapala Society, and was involved in numerous charities. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Ammann; two daughters, Monica and Erica; three grandchildren and a former wife, Peggy. 

A small celebration of life was held November 10. He will be greatly missed by many.



pg14bRonald Howard Cohen

Lakeside resident Ronald Howard Cohen, died November 12.

Born in New York City March 25, 1943, Cohen worked in journalism until the time of the Cuban missile crisis. For the next 12 years he hitchhiked all over the United States, Canada and Mexico, covering, by his own estimation, more than 100,000 miles.

Cohen then settled down and ran his own company, while continuing to write, picking up, in his own words, “an ungodly number of rejection slips.”

Cohen retired and moved to Mexico eight years ago. Although not wealthy,  he said of himself: “I have not been unhappy being unknown and unbothered.” 

The lakeside Jewish community is raising money to pay for Cohen’s cremation. Those who would like to contribute and/or attend a memorial service for Cohen are asked to call (376) 766-3728.

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