Obituary: Ronald J. Pekar

Pre-Season Sale! $259 per ton - Premium Wood Pellets, Delivery Available - Curtis Lumber

Ronald Joseph Pekar, age 56, passed away at his home on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.

Ron was born on Dec. 1, 1963, in Granville, the son of Joseph and Gail (Knowles) Pekar.

He was a New York State corrections officer at Washington Correctional Facility in Comstock from Aug. 1984 through March 31, 2014, when he retired.

He loved music and books, especially fantasy genre, his favorites being “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.” He also enjoyed Dungeons and Dragons. Ron was an avid stamp collector. He and Alma enjoyed traveling to various museums and historic sites throughout the northeast.

Ron was predeceased by an uncle Robert Pekar. He is survived by his parents and his loving wife Alma (Manlimos) Pekar. He leaves behind his children Erik and his companion Vera and Valerie. He will be missed by his extended family and his aunts and uncles, including Frank Pekar of Granville, Pat of Florida, Mary Jane Firebaugh of California and Wayne Knowles (Linda) of Arkansas. He will be fondly remembered by his best friend John Osbourne.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Middle Granville.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, at the funeral home. Masks must be worn at all times while inside the funeral home. The number of people allowed in the funeral home is limited. Visitors will be advised at the door of the procedures.

In appreciation for all the help given by the Granville Rescue Squad and Penrhyn Hose Company in Middle Granville the family has asked that if you wish to remember Ronald that you do so with a donation to either of these organizations.

Comments

comments


Women business owners learning to be successful

Female business owners 6x4

By Austin Crosier Four female business owners in the Granville area sat down at the bar at On The Rocks […]

Poultney makerspace and skills center to open Sept. 26

REclaimED

A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and […]

North Country FreePress, September 25, 2020

Lakes Region FreePress, September 25, 2020

Chasin’ Racin’ – Great Race Place

Chasin Racin #20

By Mark Kane It was great to get back to the racing action at the “Great Race Place” Albany Saratoga […]

Granville Sentinel 9.24.20

Police Beat, Sept. 24

Granville Police Department Sept. 10 3:36 p.m. Benje C. Larico of New York City was ticketed for speeding on North […]

Whitehall Times 9.24.20

Everyone Eats arrives in Poultney

Everyone Eats

The Poultney Rotary Club and Young at Heart Senior Center have teamed up with the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center, the […]

School district awaits insurance claim

118460951_3929653440381376_3186711997289802640_n

By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District is still waiting for the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal to give them […]

‘Car cruise’ to replace car show

By Austin Crosier The consequences of COVID-19 have forced people of all walks of life to change gears and improvise […]

Pub on Main Street hires new head chef

Owner Vicky Hale poses for the camera behind the bar.

By Austin Crosier After being located across the bridge at 1 West Main Street in Granville since 2016, Vicky Hale […]