Ronald J. Wuethrich


Ronald J. Wuethrich, 79, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on July 26, 2022. He was born on November 16, 1942, a son of the late Jacob and Wilhelmina Abbott Wuethrich. Ron was a graduate of V.V.S. High School, Class of 1959. On April 4, 1964, Ron was united in marriage to the former Norma Riggleman in a ceremony which took place in St. Mary’s Church of Rome. For over 25 years, Ron was employed by Rome Turney Radiator as a payroll specialist. Upon his retirement, Ron accepted a position with Mid York Library System as a driver and a self-proclaimed “all around bookworm.” Ron was a former member of the Rome Alliance Church and the Rome Wesleyan Church. He was a huge fan of The Statler Brothers, bad puns, corny jokes, his puzzle books, and Werther’s Candies.

Ronald is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Norma; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and William Couzens, Herkimer, Amy and James Goodwin, Northwestern; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Aimee Wuethrich, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Marlene and Anthony Pinti, Rome; six grandchildren, Megan, Michael, Michaela, Noah, Jacob and Hayleigh; one great-grandchild, Liam.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road, Rome. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will take place in Westernville Cemetery.