Ronald J. "Ron" Bryan

WESTERLO – Ronald J. Bryan, 77, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 in the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital after a brief illness.  Born in Rensselaerville on July 8, 1942, he was son of the late Harry and Bessie Decker Bryan, and husband of the late Marie O. Fancher Bryan, who passed away on July 1, 2016.  Ron worked for many years as a maintenance man at John Boyd Thacher State Park, and in retirement, was still working part-time at the Carey Center for Global Good, formerly known as the Rensselaerville Institute.  Ron was a member of Westerlo Reformed Church, Westerlo Historical Society, Rensselaerville Rod & Gun Club, Happy Times Mixed Bowling League, Helderberg Senior Citizens, Rensselaerville Seniors, the former Helderberg Hilltoppers Camping Club, and several other groups and organizations in the Hilltowns.  He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

          Ron is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Edgar) Tapia; his grandchildren, Jack and Emma Tapia; his siblings, Lawrence (Marion) Bryan, William (Shirley) Bryan, and Eldeen (James) Gifford; his brother and sister-in-law, Dennis (Susan) Fancher; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.  Ron was predeceased by his brother, Paul “Tater” Bryan.

          Calling hours will be Thursday, August 15th from 1 to 3 p.m. at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville.  The funeral will be at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by burial in Westerlo Rural Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Westerlo Reformed Church, P.O. Box 70, Westerlo, NY 12193, or to Community Hospice at St. Peter’s, 310 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 will be appreciated.  Condolence page at