Obituary for Ronald Joly
Ronald D. Joly, 72 of Canastota passed away Tuesday evening. He was born in DeWitt, NY, the son of J. Gustave and Anna Jolly. Ronald graduated from Jamesville-DeWitt High School, class of “63”. After High School Ron worked for Kallet’s Theater and NEWS Channel 9 as a field reporter before enlisting in the Armed Services. Ron proudly served three tours in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, Rank E5 IC-2 (Interior Communications Electrician) and was awarded with the National Defense service Medal, Vietnam Medal with 2 bronze stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal With Device 1960. He then continued his love for the Navy by serving in the Naval Reserve at the San Diego Naval Station.
After leaving the Navy he then attended Long Beach City College, CA and later earned his Master’s Degree at Long Beach State, CA to continue his career as an Electrical Engineer.
Ron then worked with Southern California Edison Co. as a Senior Operations Supervisor, Computer Systems Liaison and Supervising Engineer for 24 years until his early retirement in 1996.
Ron was a man of many talents, interest and hobbies; He mostly enjoyed tinkering in the garage doing woodworking, building and repairing electronics while listening to his Antique phonographs and radios. He rocked out to classical music! Ron also enjoyed a good classical movie, especially “Silent Movie” films. He also liked watching Wheel of Fortune (Vanna White) and Jeopardy every night.
Ron loved his sweets and was an avid home baker. He was the definition
of a “sweet tooth”. But Ron’s most cherished moments where spent with the love of his life, his wife, aka: C.B. as he so affectingly referred to her as…his “Country Bumpkin”.
Surviving are his loving wife of 31years Flora (Harp) Joly of Canastota, NY; daughter, Angelique (Kent) Clark of Dallas, TX; son, James (Robert Anderson) Joly, of Dallas, TX; step-daughters, Sandi (Richard) Grover of Port Byron, NY Colleen Myers of San Diego, CA and Kelly (Daniel) Fitzwilliam of San Diego, CA; step-sons, David (Cynthia Mace) Myers of Fayetteville, NY and Brian (Aimee) Myers of East Syracuse, NY; brothers, Art Jolly of Tucson, AZ and Kenny (Bernice) Jolly of Tucson, AZ; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers Charles and Robert Jolly of Syracuse, NY.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 11-1:00 p.m. at the R. H. Schepp & Son Minoa Chapel, 6530 Schepp’s Corners Rd. Minoa. A funeral service immediately after at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home; Burial will follow at Oneida Castle Cemetery. Please join us for light refreshments immediately following to help celebrate Ron’s life at the Joly Lake House.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Ronald’s memory may be made to Clear Path for Veterans, 1223 Salt Springs Rd. Chittenango, NY 13037.