Ronald C. Barlow, Sr., formerly of Java Center, died Thursday April 23, 2020 in Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, at the age of 86.
He was born October 14, 1933 in Buffalo, New York a son of the late Charles R. and Sylvia (nee Berger) Barlow. He was a graduate of Kensington High School in Buffalo and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a rail clerk - first for Penn Central and then retiring from Conrail in Buffalo. In his retirement he drove school bus for the Holland School District. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Arcade and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed hunting and camping at Beaver Meadow.
He is survived by his wife - Janet C. (nee Betz) Barlow whom he married September 29, 1956; children - Lyn (Daniel) Chassin of Bliss, Susan (David) Hamm of Java Center, Ronald C. Jr. (Susan) Barlow of Gowanda; grandchildren - Daniel Chassin, Barbara Chassin, Benjamin (Leslie) Hamm, Joelle Hamm, Gregory Hamm, Jordan (Sarah) Hamm, Kelsey (Steven) Bellavance, Alicia Barlow, Aaron Barlow, Andrew Barlow; great-grandson - Linden Hamm; siblings - Rosemary (Raymond) Arendt of Rochester, Robert (Carol) Barlow of New Market, MD; sister-in-law - Nancy Barlow of Buffalo and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings - Midge (late John) Cascio and Allen Barlow.
There are no calling hours. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a date and time to be announced. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Arcade.
Donations in his memory can be made to: WCCH Foundation, Attn:Jen Asquith, 400 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY 14569.
Ron’s wife , Janet and children are grateful for the staff at Wyoming County Community Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility for the compassionate care and continuous updates while they could not be with Ron during the pandemic. God bless them and keep them safe!