Walter (Ron) McDonald, Jr.
June 4, 1935-Sept. 9, 2011 TICONDEROGA — Walter (Ron) McDonald, Jr., 76, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at the Heritage Commons Residential Healthcare of Ticonderoga. Born in Ticonderoga, June 4, 1935, he was the son of the late Walter R. and Margaret A. (Montbriand) McDonald, Sr. Mr. McDonald was a lifetime resident of Ticonderoga and a graduate of Ticonderoga High School, Cobleskill State College, Castleton State College and attended Wadhams Hall Seminary. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the N.Y.S. National Guard. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by A.P. Reale and Sons of Ticonderoga. Ron was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Isaac Jogues Council # 333 of Ticonderoga. He was also a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Morton McDonald, and Lt. Col. John S. McDonald and his wife Betty. He is survived by one brother, Larry McDonald of Plattsburgh; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy McDonald of Ticonderoga; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. At his request, there will be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Kevin McEwan, pastor, officiated. Donations in Ron’s memory may be made to St. Mary's School, 64 Amherst Avenue, Ticonderoga 12883 or Essex County Mental Health Association, Inc., 6096 Route 9N, Westport 12993. The family would like to thank the staff of the Patriot Nursing Unit of Heritage Commons for their outstanding care, compassion and love for Ron.
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