Ronald Martyn Farrell Thursday, August 18, 1932 - Monday, April 24, 2017
South Dayton- Ronald Martyn Farrell, 84, of Kent Switch Road, South Dayton, passed away, Monday, April 24, 2017 at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. He was born August 18, 1932 in Bradford, PA the son of the late Martyn and Janette Meyers Farrell. Ron attended Bradford Area High School and then worked as the manager of the Triangle Shoe Store in Bradford. He then entered the Military and served as a Sergeant with the United States Army from January 5, 1953 until his honorable discharge on October 18, 1954. Ron received the Korean Service Medal from then Korean President Kim Dae-jung, additional medals where the National Defense Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and Good Conduct Ron was a self-employed Dairy Farmer and Carpentry Contractor retiring in 1994. Following retirement Ron had a Charter Fishing Service on Lake Erie, raised vegetables and sold them at his stand in front of his South Dayton home. He was a member of the Cherry Creek-Leon United Methodist Church, life member of the South Dayton American Post 1593 and the Cherry Creek Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 2522. Ron designed and built his Round Cordwood style home in South Dayton, with the help of his wife Bea, friend Ralph Nash and many family and friends. Many people still stop by to take pictures of the house. Ron also enjoyed Auto Body Repair and watching boxing on television. He is survived by his wife, Alice J. ”Bea” (Young) Farrell, whom he married on May 1, 1955 in Duke Center, Pa., two Sons; Martyn (Marquita) Farrell of Bloomfield, NY and Neal Farrell of Phoenix, AZ., two grandsons; Trevor and Sean Farrell of Bloomfield, two sisters; Audrey (Frank) Wicks and Linda (Clair) Inkley all of Randolph. Additionally survived by a sister-in-law; Bobby Farrell of Bradford, Pa. and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Gerald Farrell and Doris Wolford. Memorial Military Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph, from where the family will receive friends and family one hour prior. The South Dayton and Randolph American Legion Posts will conduct the honors. A dinner will follow hosted by the Randolph American Legion Post 181, 62 Main Street, Randolph and prepared by the South Dayton American Legion. To leave a condolence log onto: www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com, memorials may be sent to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Struck Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.