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Ronald Clayton Harmon

By T.J. Woodward

  Ronald Clayton Harmon, 75 of South Byron/Silver Lake passed into the arms of Jesus peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by family on Friday July 1st at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born to parents Theodore E. Harmon and Eleanor Grace (Searls) Harmon in Batavia, NY on September 9th, 1946.

He was a 1964 graduate of Pembroke Central School and a 1966 graduate of Alfred Agriculture and Technical College.

He was employed for 50 years at Manning Squires Hennig General Contractors of Batavia, NY, retiring in 2014.   He was Vice President and Field Superintendent.  He was a highly respected mentor and teacher to all of the employees, whom he cared for very much.   His sense of recall to detail was mind blowing.  He could roll up on a job and remember details like no one else.

In 2014 he was the recipient of the Rochester Builders Exchange Lifetime Achievement Award.  He was also a trustee for both the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) Local 3 Health, Welfare and Pension Fund and Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC).

He was a former board member of The Byron-Bergen Central School District.  Ron was a member of the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church where he also served as a deacon and on various committees.

Ron enjoyed coin collecting, all things financial, yard work and gardening.   Most especially, he enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his grandchildren play sports, playing games with them and hosting his family at the cottage on Silver Lake.  There was never a fashion show, musical performance or spelling bee that he did not attend.

He is survived by his loving wife Kay Linda (Wiltse) Harmon of nearly 60 years and a proud father to his 3 children, Todd (Kathy) Harmon, Tracey (Stephen) Brewster and Robin (Brian) Donnelly.   In addition, Ron is survived by his 7 cherished grandchildren, Shelby Harmon, Kelsey Harmon, Lauren Simonelli, Anthony Simonelli, Nicole Donnelly, Hannah Donnelly, Jack Donnelly and 4 bonus grandchildren Adam (Nicole) Brewster, Noah Brewster, Hannah Brewster, Jared Brewster.   He is predeceased by his parents and brother; Bruce T. Harmon.

Calling hours will be held on Friday July 8, 2022 from 3pm to 7pm at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.  An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Saturday July 9th at Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 38 South Lake Ave, Bergen, NY 14416.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church, PO Box 206, Bergen, NY 14416. To leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

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