Ronald J. Archibald, 75, died peacefully on December 20, 2013 at his home in Margaretville surrounded by his family.
He was born in Margaretville on February 4, 1938 to Ralph and Mildred (Ackerley) Archibald. He married Carol Fredenburgh in 1961 in Margaretville.
Ron was a lifelong area resident working for the Delaware County Highway Department, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection as a watershed inspector and electrician’s assistant.
He was a 53-year member of the Margaretville Fire Department including serving as chief and assistant chief. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening, and puttering in his woodworking shop. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960.
Ron is survived by his wife, Carol; their son, Jeff Archibald, and their daughter and son-in-law, Julie (Archibald) and Patrick Dunn. He is also survived by his granddaughters, Lindsay Gavette, Baily Dunn, and Mackenzie Dunn and his brothers, Randy and his wife, Dottie Archibald, and Robert Archibald. Several nieces and nephews and the “Crew at Camp 13” also survive.
His sister, Dawn, predeceased him.
Calling hours will be held at the Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville on Thursday, Dec. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Hynes Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Margaretville Fire Department or Catskill Area Hospice.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.