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Memorial Service

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Saturday July 16th, 2022

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Ronald S Fitch Sr.

Ronald S.Fitch Sr. of Salamanca NY , and formerly of Franklinville, NY passed away June 8, 2022 at Buffalo General Hospital after a short illness.  He also lived in Marysville, and New Bloomfield PA from 1968 -1980.

Ron was born on May 11,1936, to Laura (Eichelberger) and Howard Fitch of Orchard Park.

He leaves behind his wife of eight years, Janis Russell Fitch.  He is survived by one daughter, Dawn Crowley-King (Harry) of Buffalo.  He is predeceased by his parents, son, Ronald S.Fitch II (Mary); wife of 45 years, Shirley Fitch and step-daughter, Heather (Guy)  Brooks.  Grandchildren include, Ronald S. Fitch III (Abigail), Patrick Crowley (Carly), Nicole M. Espinosa (Brandon), Danielle Crowley (Nicholas) and Great-grandchildren, Raelyne, Garrett, Oliver, Blair, Liam, Beau and Shep.

Step-children are Clydia Minich, Guy (Tamara) Russell, Debra (John)  Bezeljak, Jeffrey Russell (Ester) , Benedict Russell and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Ron was a devoted family man who was happiest when spending time with his family.  He was always there as they grew up and could always be counted on. Over the years, he enjoyed auto racing and camping.  He also enjoyed tinkering with cars, as he had spent many years as a diesel mechanic.  One of his greatest honors was being able to serve as an elder within the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Olean.

A memorial service will be held in his honor, July 16,  2022,  at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 300 Central Avenue, Salamanca, NY 14779 at 2:00 pm.

Arrangements entrusted to Distasio Funeral Home Inc.



A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Fitch Sr.

Angela Martin Jun 14 2022 7:38 AM

Thinking of you Dawn, Harry, Danielle and Patrick. May your dad/grandpa rest in peace.

Amy Lee Myers Jun 14 2022 7:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Fitch Sr.

Dan and Bette DiStasio Jun 13 2022 10:20 PM