Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ronald L. “Ron” Lundberg

Olean, NY - Ronald L. “Ron” Lundberg, age 92, of 161 South 25th Street passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Olean General Hospital. He was born on January 3, 1925 in Flint, MI. to Lawrence and Lelia Wortley Lundberg. On June 19, 1954 in the Bronx, NY. He married Gloria Orlando who survives.

Ron was a former resident of Belmont who had moved there in 1980 from Philadelphia, PA. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII and had taught at the Fieldston School in the Bronx and later at the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia PA. Even though he lacked higher education he used his creativeness and talents to become a well-respected teacher. Ron was a renaissance man. From 1972 until 1980 he designed and built his own home that was completely off the grid by using wind and solar power. He was member of the North East Solar Energy Association (NESEA) and opened his home to anyone interested in his designs including many students from Alfred. He was a member of the Wellsville Art Association, participated in Allegany Artisans Tour, and assisted in the Art Department at Alfred University. For a time he had worked for STEL in Belmont, and was a member of the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County that participated in the bump the dump campaign.

Survivors include his wife Gloria of 63 years are; 2 sons, Christopher Lundberg of Bellows Falls, VT. And Timothy Lundberg of Franklinville; 2 daughters, Elizabeth Lundberg of Newell, WV. And Melissa (Steve) Willey of Franklinville; 2 grandchildren, John and Kathryn Willey; several nieces and nephews.

Ron was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Carol Ash.

There will be no prior visitation or services with a Celebration of Life to be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. Dearest Gloria and family...i was so sorry to hear of Ron's passing--what a great man--i feel so blessed and privileged to have known him...i will always remember ron's great talent of course...(i feel he was the "Best" in our area--love his paintings, sculptures beautiful carved frames) and for his great sense of humor, quick wit and knowledge about so many things--he will be missed---prayers and
    hugs to you all...Alice Deres

  2. To Ron’s family: My family and I were so very sad to hear that Ron had passed. He was my dad’s best buddy and brought him a great deal of wonderful companionship when my father was alive. We will miss Ron but are comforted by the thought that the two of them are having coffee, laughing and discussing the state of the politics here on the earth plane. Happy trails Ron.

    Maureen Harding