Ronald J. Carmichael

June 23, 1938 - November 8, 2017


Age 79, of Castile, passed away on November 8, 2017 at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

He was born June 23, 1938 in Cuba, NY, son of the late Jay and Jean Hoag Carmichael. Ron was a graduate of Letchworth Central School Class of 1956 and he received a bachelor’s degree in Business from Alfred University in 1960. Ron was employed as a plumber for many years with Bausch & Lomb Co. in Rochester prior to his retirement in 2001.

Ron served as Village of Castile and Town of Castile Justice for thirty-five years. He was a member of the Wyoming County Magistrates Association and the Oakland Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons. Ron was a man of many interests including geocaching and woodworking. He also held a pilot’s license for many years.

Surviving are his wife of fifty-eight years, Lynette Chastek Carmichael whom he married on June 13, 1959; his children, Jeffrey (Tracy) Carmichael of Cross Plains, TN, Scott Carmichael of Castile, Kelly (Michele) St. Germaine of Silver Springs; his grandchildren, Jeffrey Carmichael, Jr., Jared Carmichael, Chelsea Jo Carmichael, Christopher Rezer, Kaeleigh Carmichael, Kiara Hess, Kyle Carmichael, MacKenzie St. Germaine; eight great grandchildren. He was the grandfather of the late Melissa Carmichael and brother of the late Dr. Mary Arnold.

Friends may call Saturday, November 11 from 12 – 2 PM at the Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, 35 N. Main St., Castile where Ron’s funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 2 PM. Burial will be in Grace Cemetery, Castile. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital, Office of Advancemant, 300 E. River Rd., Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627.

Important Dates

November 11, 2017 : Calling Hours for Ronald J. Carmichael - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

November 11, 2017 : Funeral Service for Ronald J. Carmichael - 2:00 PM

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Nov 18.17 from kelly leitten:
so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. it was always a pleasure to serve you and tease him of his quesodillas.

Nov 15.17 from Floyd & Lois Fladie:
Lyn and family, we are very sad for you with Ron's passing. We know that you all have many very happy memories of Ron.
Your classmates, Floyd and Lois

Nov 15.17 from Janelle Parrott:
Prayers for all of you as you face the days ahead. May God hold you with His loving mercy and grace.I know it leaves a great void but God can fill any loss with great memories and goodness. I pray that your void be filled with only joy soon.God bless.

Nov 14.17 from Jean Butler Sullivan:
Lynnie and family, We go back so many years knowing you folks, I was sorry to learn of Ron passing. Mike and I enjoyed our visits with you when we ended up eating at the same places. Remember all the good years you have shared and cherish them.

Nov 10.17 from Lisa Pharr:
So sorry to hear about Uncle Ron. You all are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
Steven and Lisa

Nov 10.17 from Andrea Chastek Thompson:
Lynn and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sass

Nov 9.17 from Morris Washburn:
My deepest condolences to You're Family.Ron also loved Coaching The Pony League Baseball team in Gainesville,N.Y. That is where I gained more respect for Ron. He will be missed by many .

Nov 9.17 from Jan Stubley:
Dear Lynn and family,
Sorry for your loss, sending you my sincere thoughts and prayers.

Nov 9.17 from Sue & Joe Marcin:
Dear Lynn, Kelly and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Joe & Sue

Nov 9.17 from Pat Keller:
So very sorry to read about your Dad.
God Bless you and your family..Love & Hugs...Pat