Mr. Ronald G. Houppert, 72, of Clayton, died January 15th, at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
Ron was born April 12th, 1947, in Syracuse, the son of Gilbert and Nancy Nojaim Houppert. He graduated in 1965 from Onondaga Valley Academy.
On August 22nd, 1970, he married the former Anne Arnold at St. Anthony’s Church in Syracuse.
Ron worked from 1970 until his retirement in 1993 as a Field Service Technician for General Electric. He also worked in many departments for General Electric as needed. After his retirement, Ron went back to college and graduated in 1997 with an overall GPA of 3.67.
In 2006, Ron and his wife moved to Clayton from Baldwinsville.
Ron enjoyed snowmobiling, was an avid deer hunter, and golfer.
He survived by his wife, Anne; three sisters, Pam (David) Moziak, Gayle Talarico, and Lori (Bill) Welton, all of Florida; nieces and nephews; two aunts, Pat Houppert of Croghan, and Gladys Felber of Syracuse.
Calling hours with be held Friday, the 24th, from 9:30am until 11am, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clayton, the funeral service will follow at 11am with Decan Neil Fuller officiating at the church.
There will be a spring graveside service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clayton, as well as a Celebration of Life at his favorite golf course in Syracuse at a time to be announced.
Donations in his name can be made to Elias Woodcreek Club, 2608 Connors Road, Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027.
Ron and his wife Anne were long-standing, wonderful friends to me and my husband Bob for over 45 years. Together we traveled on bowling trips and football bus excursions, sharing our love for Syracuse University sports at the local games. Ron was definitely one of the warmest and funniest guys we knew, so generous in sharing his camp days, taking us on boat trips, plus frequently sharing his handyman expertise on our small appliances. When Ron and Anne moved across the street from our daughter and family in Clayton, we were so pleased that our dear friends would be there to support them.
Sadly my husband Bob and two other close friends have all passed away within the past five years. Ironically, Ron, Bob, Tommy and John all bowled on the same team at Thunderbird Bowl. Hopefully they are all popping beers at that big bowling lane in the sky.❤️
How do you say goodbye to a friend, you don’t! Ron will be forever in our hearts with lots of good memories. We shared lots of summers together with our Bench Buddies and lots of rainy evening eating nutty buddy ‘s on his porch. He loved to golf and hunt and tell us of his adventures at camp but all of us who really knew him, know that the hunting camp became a man cave filled with fun, food and lots laughter. He enjoyed life , loved Annie and his sisters. He was a good friend who will be greatly missed.
Hang in there Annie love you BB Al&Sandy
I am so very sorry. I will always remember Ron fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you
Steve and I are so sorry to hear about Ron. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ron “Hoop” was just a great guy and neighbor. I always loved shooting the breeze with him about Hunting, Fourwheeling, The River, fixing stuff around the house, etc… he was always so much fun to talk to and made me laugh. Just a great guy, great neighbor, and friend. Sure gonna miss him!
Anne, It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you but I think of you often. ( V. I.P. Coiffures) . This is going to be one of the hardest things that you will have to live through and you will! I lost my husband just 3 years ago so I know the pain you are feeling. During this difficult time, may You feel God’s loving arms around you and His love in your heart ❤️
Anne, I was so very sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. He was such a great guy and I have fond memories of him when he sat in front of me in the front office while he was part of the department for awhile. I especially remember him chuckling over something you had said or done and saying, “God I love that woman”! He will be greatly missed and I hope you are doing okay.
Dear Anne, saw this today and can’t believe it. My thoughts are with you. I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope to see you this summer.
Anne so very sorry for your loss. I will always miss Ronnie. He was like a brother to me. He would tell me stories of Teek and we would laugh and sometimes cry a little. When he would come down for golf, if I was doing something in the kitchen he would always say ” are you making Cream Puffs”. I will always treasure his time spent with Teek and myself. We had many wonderful times together. Anne as you always told me “the Baldwinsville door is always open to you”. Love always. RIP. Ron