Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ronald J. Good

Wellsville, NY - Ronald J. Good, 71, of 2947 Thomas Road, died Thursday, January 07, 2010 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a two year struggle with cancer. He was born September 9, 1938 in Lebanon, PA the son of Edwin and Dorothy (Twigg) Good. On April 30, 1966 in Wellsville he married Jane Kaye Thomas who survives.

Ron was raised in Lebanon and has resided in Wellsville since 1964. He was a graduate of Lebanon High School; he earned as BS from Mansfield University and a Masters Degree from Alfred University. He was employed as a teacher and administrator in a variety of school districts in Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York State; retiring in 1999. He played baseball for Mansfield University and was a goalie for the Hershey Bears Hockey team. He was a former President and long time Secretary and Treasurer of the Allegany County Chapter of the New York State Baseball Umpires Association, where he received Tony DeVito Umpire of the Year Award in 2003. He was a founding member of the Wellsville Jaycees; where he received the Bill Brownfield Award; he was a former member of the Wellsville Kiwanis Club and was an avid sports fan.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Stephen (Danielle) Good of Baiting Hollow, NY, Ronald Good II of Bath and Timothy (Lori) Good of Wellsville. 3 grandchildren, Christina, Alexander and Abigail Good, two sisters, Nancy Pizzica of Philadelphia, PA and Laura Shirey of Lebanon, PA and a special family friend, Dawn Sutherlin of Corning.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, The David A. Howe Public Library or the Allegany County Office for the Aging.

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