O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Ronald LeBlanc

Mr. Ronald LeBlanc, 88, of Salamanca, NY died Friday, July 3, 2020 at Olean General Hospital following a short illness.

Born September 14, 1931 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late Rene and Catherine MacDonald LeBlanc. He was married July 2, 1988 to the former Patricia Kurlej Brewer, who survives.

Mr. LeBlanc was a graduate of Salamanca High School, Class of 1950.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving as a radioman from 1952-1956 aboard the U.S.S. Roulette.

Mr. LeBlanc had been employed by the B&O Railroad (CSX) for 32 years and was later employed as a radio announcer for WGGO Radio for 13 years.

He was a member of the former Holy Cross Church, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Holy Cross Athletic Club, the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535, Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296, Elkdale Country Club, and the former Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1002. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed his grandchildren, doing crossword puzzles, working outside, and attending local high school and college sporting events.

Surviving besides his wife are: a son, Matthew (Laurie) LeBlanc, Limestone, NY; a stepson, David (Jessica) Brewer, Little Valley, NY; a stepdaughter, Karen (David Hardin) Brewer, Falconer, NY; two grandchildren, Stash LeBlanc and Jessica LeBlanc; four step-grandchildren, Jacob Meier, Joshua (Samantha) Meier, Michael David Brewer, Mason Dean Brewer; two brothers, Bernie (Donna) LeBlanc, Killbuck, NY, Rene (Rose) LeBlanc, Canton, MI; a sister, Mary Kay (Gary) Pawenski, Monroe, GA; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Noel LeBlanc, a brother, Marvin LeBlanc, two sisters, Jeanette Granger and Rosemond Stark.

A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Peace Parish, 274 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Mariusz Sierhart, pastor, as celebrant.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.

Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, NY at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Our Lady of Peace Memorial Fund, the Salamanca Senior Center, or the donor’s choice.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh