Obituary of Raymond W. Barron
Raymond W. Barron, 88, of Westmoreland, passed away at the Presbyterian Home on November 16, 2023.
Ray was born May 30, 1935, in Clark Mills, a son of the late George and Anona (Stimson) Barron. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Calkins on July 9, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica. Ray was a plumber and pipefitter for 70 years with Local 79/112 and a 30-year employee with H.J. Brandeles Corporation. After retiring, he became Clerk of the Works for several local school districts. Ray was a co-owner of Westmoreland Hardware with his wife Elizabeth for 17 years. He was honored by the Westmoreland Grange with the Community Citizen Award in 1981. Ray was devoted to his community, and volunteered his expertise to the Westmoreland Methodist Church when they built their addition. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, who always put the needs of others before his own.
He is survived by his devoted wife Elizabeth; his three sons and their spouses, Jeffrey and Gwen Barron of Westmoreland, Daniel and Jill Barron of KY, and Ronald and Allison Barron of Westmoreland; his grandchildren, Kelly and Adam Laemmermann, Summer and Nathan Turley-Knight, Eric and Ashleigh Barron, Travis and Courtney Barron, Kristen and Joe Cacciotti, Ashley and Jerrad Jeworski, and Raymond Barron; 2 step-grandchildren, John DeCarlo and Dan DeCarlo; 19 great-grandchildren; sister Joan Green; sister-in-law, Mary Joyce Barron; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Conrad Barron.
Private graveside services will be held at Westmoreland Cemetery.
Please consider donations in Ray’s memory to Presbyterian Homes of CNY Foundation for activities in the Alzheimer’s unit.
The family thanks the staff of the Presbyterian Home, especially Jackie and Danielle, for the loving and compassionate care given to Ray.