Ronald J. Asafaylo, 80, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Ronald J. Asafaylo, 80, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at his home in Watertown.

Ronald was born June 4, 1942, in Mercer, PA, the son of John and Margaret G. Kudrey Asafaylo. The family moved to the north country and he was a 1960 graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy. He graduated from Wadhams Hall Seminary and then from St. Bonaventure University.

He was a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Ogdensburg.

After leaving the priesthood, Ronald moved to Lowville and then to Watertown where he was an independent insurance agent. He then joined The Leatherstocking Group as a partner, working there until his death.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

Ronald enjoyed history, traveling, and especially his family.

He is survived by his three siblings, Richard J. (Linda) Asafaylo, PA, Gerald P. “Gerry” Faylo, NC, and Kathleen Asafaylo, Watertown; sister-in-law Sandy Faylo; his fiancee Patricia C. Fuller, Pompey and her daughters, Tina Morrow and Mitzi (Chris) French, all of Pompey and her grandaughter, Charle Morrow, and her grandsons Christopher, Bill, Carter, and Trevor French; stepson Thomas Hall, Rome; stepdaughter, Beth (Scott) Delaney, Adams Center and their family, Bria Garrabrant and her daughter Scarlett and Lara Podvin; stepdaughter Megan (Matt) Sisson, TX and their family, Libby Rowe, Madeline Sisson, and Jack Sisson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ronald was predeceased by a brother, Charles Asafaylo.

Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. A prayer service will be held 10:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home followed by the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Burial in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Pompey, will be in the spring.

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