Obituary for Ronald K. "Ron" Wharton Sr.
Dateline – Clifton Park, NY
Ronald K. Wharton, Sr., age 85 of Wall Street, died on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia. He was born on November 5, 1932 in Amsterdam, NY and was the son of the late Kenneth and Mildred (Kalk) Wharton. Ron was a graduate of Wilbur Lynch High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Empire State College. He proudly served with the US Navy during the Korean War and received the navy Korean War medals for his service. Throughout the years, Ron was a member of several local Veteran’s organizations, most recently the Clifton Park VFW Post #1498. Ron had a 35 year long and fulfilling career as an electrical engineer /technical metallurgist at the Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet, NY. He was an intelligent and kind man with a humor that could not hide from the little devil inside. He loved to keep his hands and mind busy and could often be found tinkering in the yard or fixing something in need of repair. Ron enjoyed the entertainment of Hollywood’s Golden Era and was a fan of all the classics. He was a devout Catholic. Far surpassing all, Ron was a family man who considered his most precious gift to be that of his entire family, all who he loved loyally and fiercely.
He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Mary (Stecyk) Wharton; loving father of Ronald K. Wharton, Jr., Claudia (Andreas) Christodoulou, Carrie (Jerry) Lipfeld, Jenifer (Scott) Wharton Wojtowecz and the late Michael (the late Donna) Wharton; caring brother of Douglas (Kathleen) Wharton and the late Richard A. Wharton; cherished grandfather of Cynthia, Jonathan, Michala, Chelsea, Alexandra, Amanda and Chester; devoted great-grandfather of Anna, Edward and Philip. Ron also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and beloved cousins.
There will be no public calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
It has been said that grief shared is grief diminished. Therefore, the family welcomes you to join them immediately following the Mass to a reception in the church hall to express your condolences and to comfort each other from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.
Interment with military honors will be in Memory Garden’s Cemetery, Colonie, NY on Tuesday at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may make memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY, 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.
The family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Ronald’s Book of Memories at www.TownleyWheelerFH.com.