Ronald Paul Gebhard

RANDOLPH, N.Y. — Ronald Paul Gebhard, 46, of Elm Creek Road, Randolph, town of Conewango, passed away Tuesday (Oct/ 9, 2018) at home of natural causes.

He was born Jan. 8, 1972, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of Paul Robert and Patricia (Ormsby) Gebhard.

Ron attended Union Springs Academy in Union Springs, N.Y., and was currently employed by Trinity Bio-Tech in Jamestown. He had previously worked on Gebhard’s Dairy Farm, his family farm, in the town of Conewango.

Ronald was a known prankster, the friend of everyone and loved by all. He would help anyone in need and was a giver of his time no matter when he was asked. He loved and enjoyed his nieces and nephews. Ron enjoyed four-wheeling, working on the family farm, baking for friends and co-workers and group games. He was an avid sports enthusiast, favoring the Chicago Bears, New York Yankees and could recite stats of players across the world of baseball, basketball and football. He loved his family and often helped his mother with canning and freezing in the fall.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Patricia Gebhard of Randolph; a sister, Penny J. Adams and a brother, Robert A. Gebhard, both of Randolph, ix nieces and nephews: Ashley Harrison of Jamestown, Kenneth Adams, Kendra Adams, Twins; Ryan and Robert Gebhard and Etta Rose, Adams all of Randolph.

Ron was preceded by his paternal grandparents, Adolf and Elsie Schmidt Gebhard and maternal grandparents, Leo B. and Eulah J. Milliman Ormsby. The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday (Oct. 12, 2018) in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday in the Randolph Seventh-day Adventist Church, 50 N. Washington St., Randolph. Pastor William McNeil and Pastor Zechariah Musselman will officiate. Burial will follow in the Randolph Cemetery.

To send a condolence log onto www.vanrensselaer andsonfuneralhome. com.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Randolph Seventh-day Adventist Church.