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Ronald F. Yantz

By T.J. Woodward
Jan 6, 2012, 4:04pm

Ronald F. Yantz, 80 of Byron, died January 5, 2012 at the Genesee County Nursing Home. He was born March 19, 1931 in Rochester, NY to the late Charles Barrows and the late Bernice Yantz. Mr. Yantz was an Engineer at Eastman Kodak prior to his retirement and an Air Force Veteran. He was a former member and Past President of the Byron Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by his wife Ilona (Heininger) Yantz of Byron, two sons Ronald P. Yantz of Byron, Robert B. (Lisa) Yantz of Oakfield and a daughter Karen (Michael) Miconi of Batavia. Four step brothers William (Heather) Kruspe of Hilton, Richard Kruspe of Rochester, Russell (Karen) Kruspe of Rochester and Harold (Sue) Kruspe of Hall, NY survive along with 6 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. 1:00 PM Funeral Services will take place on Tuesday January 10, 2012 at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in the Byron Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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