Ronald L. ‘Ron’ White

Ronald White

Mr. Ronald L. “Ron” White, 73, of the town of Ephratah, passed away on Tuesday evening, Aug. 29, 2017, in the comfort of his home. He was in the presence of his loved ones at the time of his passing.

He was born in Utica on April 12, 1944, son of the late Donald and Marion (Gallup) White, and he received his education in Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School. He was the owner-operator of his own trucking outfit and was employed by various trucking companies throughout the area. Ron also operated various farms in his lifetime. He loved watching and participating in tractor pulls in Fulton County and throughout the state. Ron was a member of the Fulton County John Deere Pullers.

Survivors include his children, Tracey Moore of Caroga Lake, Daniel Sulwikowski of Johnstown, Lorrie Brownell and husband Chris of Fonda, Matthew White of Caroga Lake, and Jason White and wife Jennifer of Gloversville; siblings, Linda of Arizona, Doc of Fort Plain, Maggie of Gloversville, Donna of Fort Plain, Dave of Fort Plain, Rick of Gloversville, Joe of Fort Plain and Melody of Colorado; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son, David; and siblings, Gene and Robert.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at 12 noon at Grandview Baptist Church, 15 Washington St., Fort Plain, with Pastor Dan West officiating. Burial will be private. In Ron’s memory, kindly consider contributions to Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital; envelopes will be available at the church. Following the memorial service, relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Ron’s life at the Fort Plain Senior Center, 204 Canal Street, beginning at 1 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville. To add to the online memorial, go to

By Patricia Older

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