Conesus Lake: Peacefully on August 8, 2018 at age 89 years. Devoted husband to Phyllis (Manning) O’Connor, the love of his life for 65 years and loving father of Patrick (Lisa) O’Connor of Livonia and James (Laura “Cissy”) O’Connor of FL. Ron also leaves behind his 4 grandchildren; Molly, Casey, and Megan O’Connor and Raina Ballard.
Ron was born on September 4, 1928 in Batavia, NY to parents Albert & Myrta (Schultz) O’Connor. He graduated from Batavia High School and attended both Cornell University and the University of Illinois. Ron had distinguished military career serving 29 years in the United States Air Force and retiring as a Lt. Col. Ron married Phyllis on November 29, 1952 and they celebrated over 65 years together. After retirement from the military Ron lived in Lakeland Florida where he worked for Piper Aircraft for several years. Ron loved being out on the course playing golf well into retirement. He was an excellent bridge player, excelling to Life Master. Ron’s true joy was living on Conesus Lake, enjoying beers with his friends, rides on the party boat, and watching the beautiful sunsets with his wife.
Friends and family may call on Sunday, August 12th, from 2-5pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY. Ron’s Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 13th, 10:30am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY. Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Livonia, NY with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Ron’s Memory to St. Matthew Catholic Church, PO Box 77, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com