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Obituary: Ronald H. Livingston

Sat, Dec 4th 2021 07:00 am

Ronald H. Livingston of Grand Island died peacefully on Nov. 22, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Dalton, New York.

He was born the son of Martin and Esther (Jepson) Livingston on Dec. 12, 1937, on Grand Island, and was a lifelong resident of Grand Island. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-63.

Livingston was a well-known contractor and developer on Grand Island and in Swain, New York. He was the president of Grand Island Builders Association, an active Mason and member of Trinity Church. To his friends and those who loved him, he was known as “Captain Ron, Uncle Fun” and “Poppy.”

He is survived by his four children: Rhonda (Todd) Tollner of Grand Island, Robin (James Crawford) Livingston of Dalton, Kevin (Lori) Livingston of Ballston Spa and Kimberly (Allan) Glessner of Tennessee; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan (Skip) Bidell-Fred, of Grand Island; plus many nieces, nephews and loving friends. He was predeceased by his brothers (Charles, Martin and Jerry) and a granddaughter, Ashly Gambino.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Tunnels to Towers, 2361 Hyland Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306; or the Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758513, Topeka, KS, 66675-8516.

Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., Mount Morris, New York. Sign the online registry at www.johnwmartinfuneralhome.com.

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