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August 23, 2013

Ronald H. Hewson

PLATTSBURGH — Ronald H. Hewson, 68, of Route 9, died on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, N.Y., surrounded by his loving wife and children.

Ron was born on Feb. 15, 1945, in Plattsburgh, the son of William T. and Katherine (Jarvis) Hewson. Ron grew up on a farm in West Chazy, N.Y. Some of his favorite childhood memories were spending the holidays with his extended family at the Miner Farm in Chazy, N.Y.

Ron graduated from Beekmantown Central School in 1965 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the United States Air Force. After completing basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, he was selected for training at Amarillo AFB, Amarillo, Texas as an Air Force Administrative Specialist. He was then stationed at Griffiss AFB, Rome, N.Y. before being transferred to Kindley AFB, Bermuda. Ron was assigned to the 55th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and leadership. Following four years of active duty and two years in the Air Force Reserve he was honorably discharged in 1971.

After completing his military service, Ron worked for a short time in the kitchen at the former Physician's Hospital in Plattsburgh. He then took a job at the former Plattsburgh Grand Union on Margaret Street as a grocery clerk where he met Gabe Corbiere. Mr. Corbiere gave Ron the opportunity to excel as a butcher. Mr. Corbiere taught Ron the ins and outs of the grocery business and butcher trade. Ron went on to become Meat Department Manager at several stores in the district. He continued as Meat Department Manager with Topps Friendly Markets and Price Chopper after the Grand Union changed ownership. He retired from the Champlain store after 40 years of dedicated service. He was a friendly face who knew many of his customers by first name.

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