POTSDAM -- Graveside services and a celebration of life for 67 year old Ronald A. Hoadley, a resident of 1353 St. Highway 345, Potsdam, will be held in the springtime at the West Potsdam Cemetery. Mr. Hoadley passed away Wednesday evening at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
Ronald is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marleen, Potsdam; his three daughters, Victoria Hoadley, Potsdam, Veronica and Harold James, Hilton, and Rebecca and Andrew LaFlair, Hannawa Falls; his seven beloved grandchildren, Harold James 4th, Gabrielle, Courtney, Sabryna, Steven, Allyson and Megan; two soon to be great-great grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Hoadley, Potsdam; and a sister, Eleanor and John Cerow, Watertown; as well as his nieces and nephews.
Born in Potsdam, to the late Earl and Beatrice Wait Hoadley, Ronald graduated from Madrid-Waddington High School and entered the U.S. Army, serving as a heavy equipment mechanic.
He married Marleen Donahue on September 14, 1974 at the United Methodist Church in Amiena, NY. Ronald worked for Local # 332 in Massena, NY, removing hazardous materials for several years.
Ronald had a love of the outdoors, enjoying hunting and fishing especially.
Memorial Donations in Ronald’s memory can be made to the Potsdam Animal Shelter.
Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com . The Buck Funeral Home in Norwood is serving the family of Ronald A. Hoadley.