Ronald E. Woodley, 87, Clayton

CLAYTON, NY —  Ronald E. Woodley, 87, Clayton, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2022, at River Hospital, Alexandria Bay.

Born April 27, 1935, in Hastings, PA, the son of William W. and Anna F. Lenz Woodley, he was a graduate of Hastings High School. Ron entered the US Army on Aug. 23, 1954, and was honorably discharged Aug. 22, 1957. He was stationed in Alaska while in the service.

On April 26, 1958, he married Mary G. Reff in the chapel at St. Mary’s Church with Fr. Charles Cotter officiating. Mrs. Woodley died March 20, 2000.

Ron retired as a pressman from Graphic Controls, Clayton, on April 27, 2000, after 28 years of service to the company.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife, visiting family, bowling, deer hunting, and he got great pleasure from his woodworking.

Surviving are two sons, John Woodley and wife Chrissy and Danny Woodley and wife Michelle, all of Clayton; a daughter-in-law, Melanie Woodley, Clayton; four grandchildren, Danielle Crowley and husband Kevin, Michael Woodley and wife Amy, Colby Woodley, and Hannah Woodley and companion Dave Jackson; great grandson, Benjamin Crowley; sister Carol Ann Kane, Hastings, PA; sister-in-law Linda Woodley, Clayton; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A son, Ronald J. Woodley, and three brothers, Phillip, Daniel, and Jerry, all died before him.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Online condolences to his family may be posted at

Donations in Ron’s name may be made to River Hospital Development Dept., PO Box 567, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 or St. Mary’s Church, 521 James St., Clayton, NY 13624.