Date of Birth July 3, 1947
Date Deceased July 25, 2022
Hometown Avoca
Home State NY

Ronald Lee “Ron” Saltsman

AVOCA-Ronald Lee “Ron” Saltsman, 75, of Michigan Hollow Road, passed away early Monday evening (July 25, 2022) at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, after a long illness.

Born in Bath on July 3, 1947, he was the son of the late Albert and Reliance (Johnson) Saltsman. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Wilbur Weaver.

Ron has resided his entire life on the family farm, “Star Mountain Farm” on Michigan Hollow Road. He was a graduate of Avoca Central School and received an associate degree in diesel mechanics from Alfred State College.

He was self-employed for many years and was employed for 20 years at R.C. Billings and two years for Suit-Kote in Bath. Most recently he was a truck driver for his son, Tracy at Saltsman Trucking in Avoca.

Throughout his life, Ron enjoyed farming and hunting, especially deer hunting. He also owned Belgian Horses and loved Oliver farm equipment.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of nearly 35 years, Alice S. (Forbes) Saltsman, who he married Nov. 14, 1987; two sons, Tracy Lee Saltsman and Joseph Ronald Saltsman, both of Avoca; four step-children, Pattie Ann Bell of Loudon, NH, Darrell (Wendy) Ollman of Derry, NH, Pamela (Frank) Ramirez of Del Rio, TX and Wendy (Patrick) Glenn of Vidor, TX; six grandchildren, Samantha Wightman of Syracuse, NY, Maxx “Maja” Saltsman of Avoca, Keelan (Dylan) Saltsman of Camp Lejeune, NC, Joseph (Paige) Saltsman of Addison, NY, Kayla (Joel) Dean of Addison, NY and Krista Saltsman of Savona, NY; seven great-grandchildren; and 14 step-grandchildren.

To honor his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Avoca Hose Company, P.O. Box 462, Avoca, NY 14809.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca is honored to assist Ron’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Ron are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.


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5 Responses

  1. Sorry to hear of the loss of Ronnie. He was one of our first friends when we came to Avoca. I will miss his jokes and the loud booming voice. We had a wedding reception in our dining room complete with an Army sword to cut the wedding cake. RIP. Love and prayers to the family.

  2. Sorry to hear the passing of my old friend, he was a great person, condolences to his family.

  3. Sorry to hear of his passing. Ronnie was a family friend and him and my father, Lyle Fox, hunted and farmed together. He was usually wearing overalls and loved all animals. He was a great man.

  4. Sadly, time has silenced the booming voice and matching laughter that echoed the length of Michigan Hollow and to the top of Star Mountain. Ronnie was a most loyal friend and neighbor over the years to my family and me. Eternal rest to the “Mayor of Michigan Hollow” and condolences to his family.

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