Ronald L. Garropy, 66 of Aurelius, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening September 3,2019 at his home.
He was born in Auburn, the son of Jean Garropy and the late Emily Massaro Garropy. Ron attended Mt. Carmel, West And Auburn High Schools. He was a very skilled and talented craftsmen having worked in the construction industry for most of his life. His passion was his music. Ron was a longtime keyboard player for the Blue Lights Band , which included Sam Giangrecco, Mick Savino, Bob Spadafora and John Bertonica. He also enjoyed many years playing with the group Spellbound , consisting of Dave Conway, Jim VansArsdale, Bob Piourn , Sam Carnicelli and Terri Gasparro on vocals. Ron was the former assessor of the Town of Fleming. He managed and operated the family business, Garropy’s Restaurant for more than 27 years. Ron was an avid runner , having participated in numerous Great Races and other area events. His greatest love was being with his family and especially his grandchildren. He cherished all the times spent with them and always loved beating them at Bocce every Sunday. He will be sadly missed but forever in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to get to know this special man.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Catherine Guido Garropy of Aurelius, two daughters Amy ( Chris) Childers of AL., Jackie Garropy Scholz of Auburn, his father Jean Garropy of N.M., ten grandchildren Skylar,River, Sienna, Ashton, and Ryder Childers, Hallie Garropy, Angelia, Gabrielle, Giavanna and Nicholas Scholz, mother- in- law Joan Guido, seven siblings, sister- in- law Mary ( Kurt) Husebo, brother- in- law Thomas ( Sandra) Guido , several nieces, nephews, cousins and his two beloved canine companions Katie and Milo.
In addition to his mother, Ron was predeceased by his father-in- law Ralph Guido.
Friends and relatives are invited to join the family this Monday, September 9th at 10:00 am in St. Mary’s Church for Ronald’s Mass of Christian burial. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours are this Sunday afternoon from 2-5 pm in Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn.
Contributions may be made in Ron’s memory to a charity of one’s choice .