US Marine Corps

Ronald W. Damon

December 3, 1935 ~ September 12, 2021 (age 85)


Ron, 85, passed away peacefully at Hospicare in Ithaca, with his daughter at his side holding his hand.  Ron was born on December 3, 1935, to Dave and Winnie (Egloff) Damon of East Syracuse.  In 1956 Ron became a proud Marine, which impacted his life forever.  He married his lovely wife, Barbara Jean Gutliph on August 15, 1958, and had three beautiful daughters, all of whom meant the world to him.

Of the many jobs he held, his favorite was working for the North Syracuse School District, where it was said he brought a "ray of sunshine" and smiles to so many.  He retired in 1994, with 226 unused sick days, the most of anyone up to that time.

Ron was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Barbara in 2009; and his youngest daughter, Sandi in 2012.

Surviving are his siblings, David Damon Jr., of East Syracuse, Diane Damon Geloff of Cicero, Gary (Sattie) Damon of Florida and Dan (Pat) Damon of  California; his daughters, Lorri (Ted) Doe of Cortland and Shari (Val) Vanderhoof of East Syracuse; five grandsons, Ed (Amber) Heck, Mike Heck, Michael (Katy) Porter, David Reid and Jonathan Reid; one granddaughter, Amanda Porter (Jimmy) Flint; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ryan, Colin, Zachary, Shyla Rae and Reggie; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Noon at Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home.  Burial with military honors will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Dewitt.  Calling hours will be held on Tuesday (Today) September 14, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 241 Kinne Street, East Syracuse.  To view the service remotely please visit on Wednesday at Noon.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospicare, 172 E. King Road., Ithaca, New York 14850 or to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY (ALZ.ORG/CNY).

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                                                                                                                        Semper Fi Ron!

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September 14, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home
241 Kinne Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Funeral Service
September 15, 2021

12:00 PM
Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home
241 Kinne Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057

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