Ronald (Ron) F. Witzel succumbed to illness related to Alzheimer’s on September 26th, 2021. Ron was predeceased by his daughter Laurie Witzel and parents Walter & Magdalene Witzel and recently his best friend Jake (the dog). Ron is survived by his loving wife of 62 yrs. Carol (Yule) Witzel, daughter Julie (Witzel) Eichas, grandchildren Darcy Eichas-Statt, Sarah Eichas and Charles J. Witzel, and two great grandsons Roman & Ayden Statt whom he adored.
Ron graduated from Aquinas High School, he attended Assumption College and graduated from the University of Rochester where he majored in Math and minored in Physics. In his later years he attended Rochester Institute of Technology School of Fine Woodworking. He also attended classes to transcribe books to Braille.
Ron proudly served in the United States Army in Korea and was employed by Eastman Kodak Company for 30 years.
Ron participated in many activities; he had an enthusiastic love of fishing and boating which he enjoyed at cottages on Bob’s Lake Canada, Black Lake and Canandaigua Lake. Together Ron & Carol were avid travelers, visiting Alaska, Hawaii the Caribbean along with touring most of the United States, including most National Parks. Ron belonged to the Kodak Ski Club with Carol and their lifelong friends; he was also an enthusiastic bowler, a teller of jokes, and loved to be outside whether working in his gardens or tending to his yard.
Services will be held, 10 AM Saturday October 9, 2021 at St. John’s Episcopal Church 183 N. Main Street, Canandaigua.
In leu of flowers donations can be to The Gleaners Community Kitchen, 183 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or the charity of your choice.