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.
I am so sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. He was a truly wonderful man with the kindest heart and loving spirit. Everyone could tell he absolutely adored you. I have thought of you and Ron so often and had hoped you were both living your life to the fullest. I have relocated to North Carolina and sadly will not be able to attend Ron’s memorial service. I will be thinking of you on Saturday. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
(Dr. Van Brunt’s office)
So sorry for your loss. Ron befriended me when I moved to Rochester in 1979 and he was a wonderful friend for these many years . Always loved playing cards and golf with him. He was one of those that left a lasting mark on me. He will truly be missed.
Dear Carrol….we were so sad to hear of Ron’s passing……we have such good memories of Ron from Kodak days, playing Golf, Euchre, and skiing……he was always fun to be around…..fond memories will keep him in our hearts….
Pete and Adrienne
God Bless our Class of 1954 Aquinas Alumni