BROWNVILLE, NY — Ronald J. Chapman, 89, Brownville, NY, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at his home where he was under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.
He was born on June 25, 1933, in Brownville, NY, a son of Harold and Genevieve Durham Chapman, he graduated from Brownville Glen Park High School.
He entered the US Navy on Oct. 18, 1951, and was honorably discharged on October 14, 1955 as a Seaman. He served during the Korean War and was stationed on the USS Howard W. Gilmore.
He married Helen M. Pound, his high school sweetheart, on April 23, 1955, at the Immaculate Conception Church, and the couple resided in Brownville, NY.
He was a heavy equipment operator for the Jefferson County Highway Department for 31 years, retiring in 1988.
He was a member of the Brownville American Legion and Past Commander, Past Vice Commander of the Jefferson County American Legion, and communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. He enjoyed camping, going to the casinos, and he was an avid Syracuse and Buffalo Bills fan.
Among his survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Chris Chapman and Cynthia DeVito; a daughter, Cynthia Shannon; a sister-in-law, Jackie Chapman, all of Brownville, NY; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Helen Chapman, four brothers, Edward, Harvey, his twin brother, Reginald, and Robert Chapman.
Calling hours will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, at Johnson Funeral Home.
A funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Monday Oct. 31, 2022, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Brownville. The burial will immediately follow in Brownville Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church or Brownville American Legion.
Online condolences may be left at the www.dexterfuneralhome.com