Ramon F. LaLone

February 13, 2017

ADAMS, N.Y.    Ramon F. ‘Ray’  LaLone, 84, of Adams, died Sunday evening, Feb. 12, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown. 

A funeral Mass will be said 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Saint Cecilia’s Church, Adams, with Rev. Martin E. Cline officiating. Spring burial with military honors will be in Saint Cecilia’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Piddock Funeral Home, Adams.

Born Oct. 10, 1932, in Henderson, son of Earl and Genevieve (Hickok) LaLone, he graduated from Adams High School in 1951. He entered the United States Army in 1952, serving in Korea.  Following his discharge in 1954, he worked for National Biscuit Company and then for UPS for many years  retiring in 1991.

He married Marilyn Wilder on July 7, 1956 at Saint Cecilia’s Church, Adams. The couple lived in Watertown before moving to Adams in 1961. Beginning in 1993, Ray and Marilyn spent their winters in Florida and returning to Adams where they spent their summers.

Surviving are his wife Marilyn, two sons Jim (Joan) LaLone, Watertown, Joel (Laurie) LaLone, Watertown; five grandchildren Kyle, Eric, Emily, Jaimeson, and Jeff LaLone; one great grandson; Desmond LaLone, two brothers, David LaLone, Adams, Robert LaLone, Ellisburg; one sister Ann Werchinski, Watertown; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by step-grandchildren Angie (Steve) Ramil, Teri Beth (Justin) Drake, and Bill Leepy.

A brother, Dick LaLone, and a sister, Kay Read, both passed before him.

Ray played golf in the Monday night Twilight League at the Watertown Golf Club, as well as the Adams Golf Club, and also enjoyed playing at many other golf courses.

He was a member of the Fairways Country Club Mens Golf Association, a Communicant of Saint Cecilia’s Church, member of the Knights of Columbus Council, Don Rounds Post 586 American Legion, and VFW Post in FL.

He was a former member of the Adams Fire Department and VFW, Adams.

Donations in his memory may be made to Saint Cecilia’s Church, 17 Grove Street, Adams, NY 13605 or the Adams Fire Department, PO Box 52, Adams, NY 13605.

Condolences may be made at www.piddockfuneralhome.com.

Information provided by Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, and Newzjunky.com, Watertown.