Ronald K. Welch died peacefully at Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on January 4, 2017 in Horseheads, NY. He was 80.
Ron was born on August 10, 1936 in Montour Falls, NY to his parents, Leo and Mary Welch. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1962, including a tour on the guided missile cruiser, USS Canberra. He worked at the AkzoNobel Salt factory in Watkins Glen from 1965-1997. He married Carol Clevenger in 1979.
Ron was a dedicated employee, a New York Yankees fan, and had a passion for reading.
Ronald Welch is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Geoffrey Pierce; his son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Sue; his daughter, Donna; his brothers, Tom and Scott; his sisters, Nancy and Joann; his grandchildren, notably Alex Pierce and Jody Buckley (with Ashley Beasley); and great-grandchildren, notably Cayden Buckley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mary; his son, Ronnie; and his daughter, Diane Fazzary.
Ron will be remembered in a private ceremony. The family would like to thank Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their dedicated and thoughtful care. Condolences and remembrances at www.barberfuneralhome.com