Ronald LaVancha

Obituary of Ronald Charles LaVancha

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CARTHAGE- Ronald Charles LaVancha, 84, died peacefully at his home. He was born on April 1, 1938, in Harrisville, New York to the late Lawrence F. & Edith A. (Gray) LaVancha. Ron graduated from Carthage High School in 1956. A marriage to Sue Kathy Ware ended in divorce. He later married Kathleen Smykla in December 1988. Ronald worked in construction for over 50 years, he ran his own construction business. He then went to work for various construction companies throughout the area. Supervised for Morrison Knuden Co. at Fort Drum during the expansion from 1987-1989, then retired from Lane Construction Co. in 2007, after working in Washington D.C. on Pennsylvania Ave, right in front of the White House. He enjoyed snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, traveling with his construction company, hunting, and spending time in nature. But most of all he loved spending time with his family and the chatterbox diner. He was a foster parent for several years and a wonderful caregiver. He was a member of the church of the Nazarene in Carthage. He is survived by his children, Robert Charles LaVancha, Carthage; and Terry L. Baron & (Elizabeth Shay), Evans Mills; a special grandson, Anthoney, and several siblings, Nancy LaVancha, Tennessee; Edie & (Jerry) Dickinson, Denmark; Flora (Steve) Wilson Theresa; Larry (Rene) LaVancha, Evans Mills; Dennis (Juanita) LaVancha, Great Bend; Bonnie (Mike) Madonna, Florida; Donna Barber, Carthage; and Jane Stone, Philadelphia. He is also survived by two brothers-in-law, Adam (Michelle) Smykla, Lyons Falls; and Michael & Lisa Smykla, Mayfield, NY, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and a sister, Sharon Briggs on July 5, 2012. Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm at the Lundy Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held immediately following in the Chapel at 3:00 pm with Pastor, Keith Hardy, officiating. A reception will follow at the Church of the Nazarene in Carthage, NY. The family is being cared for by Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., located at 500 State Street in Carthage, NY 13619. To leave a message of sympathy for Ron’s family please visit www.lundyfuneralhome.com and sign the tribute wall.
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Friday
2
December

Calling Hours

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, December 2, 2022
Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
500 State Street
Carthage , New York, United States
Friday
2
December

Funeral Service

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Friday, December 2, 2022
Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. Chapel
500 State Street
Carthage , New York, United States
3154933710
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1938 - 2022

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