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Ronald A. Wendt

May 10, 1931 ~ October 31, 2020 (age 89)


Ronald A. Wendt,  Age 89, of Cambria, New York, entered into rest on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Ronald was born on May 10, 1931 on the Family Farm in Sanborn, New York.

Ronald had a great sense of humor and was known to always express that the Doctor’s fee for his delivery at his family home was $15.00. 

He was the son of the late Alton and Irene (Blank) Wendt. He married Barbara Szathmary in August of 1952 and they enjoyed 45 wonderful years together.

Ron was a member of the Sanborn Fire Company Marching Band for over 50 years where he played bass-horn.

He worked for the Niagara County Highway Department for over 20 years. Ron was the owner of Morning Dale Farms formerly of Sanborn, New York and Lockport, New York. Ron loved to work-hard and was an active Farmer his entire life. He had a love for John Deere tractors and enjoyed the outdoors. 

He was an avid hunter, hunting in the Adirondacks with his hunting partners for 50 straight years.  He enjoyed sharing his hunting stories from hunting in the Adirondacks with friends and Family.  Ron was a lifetime member of the NRA and staunch defender of the Second Amendment.

He was a life-long member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church in North Tonawanda until its closing.

Ron enjoyed spending time with his Family. 

His wife Barbara passed away in June of 1998.

Ron is survived by his sons David R. (Melissa) Wendt and Michael S. (Elaine) Wendt, five grandchildren Stephen, Matthew (Bridget), Robert, John and Thomas,  a sister Marlyn (late Carl) Gross, a brother Joel (Barbara) Wendt, two brother in laws Robert (late Helen) Perry and Joseph (Barbara) Szathmary, also several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Loraine (Kenneth) Witkop and Jane (Edgar) Kroening.

Funeral  Services and burial will be private and held at the convenience of and for his immediate Family only.

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