Ronald J. DeLair Sr.

July 2, 2012

CALCIUM, N.Y.    Ronald James DeLair Sr., 76, died Friday, June 29, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

Born Dec. 1, 1935, in West Carthage, the son of James and Mary North DeLair, he attended Watertown Schools and served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1959.   

He married Charlotte Booth on Oct. 26, 1966, in Baltimore, Md. 

Ron worked at Black Clawson for several years and then became a local truck driver for Whites Lumber, Watertown, where he retired in 1997.  

He enjoyed watching sports and playing Lotto.

Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Trudy and Joe Black, Watertown; two sons and their wives, Ronald Jr. and Dorothy DeLair, Calcium, and Todd and Dawn DeLair, Watertown; a sister, Betty Giles, Fulton; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his wife Charlotte on July 8, 2011. Two brothers, Lloyd and Harry DeLair; four sisters, Patricia Youngs, Rose Mary Benney, Rosalie Barcomb and Jackueline Reagan, all died before him.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The body will be cremated. 

Arrangements are with the Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown.

Information provided by Cleveland Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.