Ronald L. Henry


Died: July 5, 2013

Ronald L. Henry, 65, of West Colesville, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was predeceased by his mother, Madolynne Henry. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Henry; 4 children, Aaron Henry, MD, Allison & Dan Post, Farmington, CT, Crystal Travis, Binghamton, Ashley Elder, Horseheads; 10 grandchildren; his father, Ellsworth Henry, Bath; sister, Cindy Matacle, nephew, Bryan Matacle, both of Nunda, NY; an aunt, several cousins and many friends. Ron was a retired history teacher and coach at Harpursville Central Schools. He was a charter member and past president of Colesville Rotary, Paul Harris Fellow, Originator and past president of Colesville Dollar for Scholars, and was president of Old Onaquaga Historical Society at St. Luke's Museum. Ron was a 2013 inductee into the NYS High School Softball Hall of Fame. "His entire teaching & coaching career was dedicated to the children & families of Harpursville Central Schools."

A Celebration of Ron's Life will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the West Colesville Fire Station, corner of Colesville Rd. & Ouaquaga Rd. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Colesville Dollar for Scholars, POB 1, Harpursville, NY 13787 or Old Onaquaga Historical Society, POB 318, Harpursville, NY 13787. Online condolences may be made at:

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Deb Marshman Vance said on Sunday, Jul 14 at 3:28 AM

Ron Henry was one of our favored teachers. He had a sense of humor and patience. Those things made him a very likeable faculty member at HCS. I am saddened, and sorry for your loss.

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Penny (Smith) Russell said on Monday, Jul 8 at 3:58 PM

So sorry for your loss.was also in his history class. Favorite talks about his little farm,a real nice guy..

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