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Ronald O.Van Ess, 57 of State Route 9 in Beekmantown, passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at his home with family by his side and under the care of Hospice of the North Country.
He was born in Malone on May 19, 1960, the son of Orin and Sandra (Monette) Van Ess.
Ronald was self employed for many years as a contractor and took pride in his workmanship. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, his evening "Toddy," his dog "Ruby" and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Joelyn and husband Jarred LaValley, his son, Joshua Van Ess, his parents, Orin and Sandra Van Ess, his sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Michael Ahrens, his granddaughters, Willow Van Ess and Lily LaValley, a nephew, Adam Ahrens, and his former spouse, Patti (Paquin) Van Ess Supernault.
He was predeceased by his brother, Daniel Van Ess.
In accordance with his wishes, his remains were donated to the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Memorial services and interment will take place in Malone, N.Y., in the spring.
Memorial donations may be offered to Hospice of the North Country.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on January 6, 2018
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