O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

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

Ronald Wolbert

Ronald Wolbert, 68, of Salamanca was called home on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at his residence.

Born April 27, 1954 in Bradford, PA, he was the son of the late Walter and Dorothy Obenreder Wolbert.

Ron attended school in Derrick City, PA and was a graduate of Bradford High School, Class of 1972.

While in high school, Ron began work at Bradford General Hospital and his hard work led to his promotion to Head of Housekeeping Services, one of the youngest persons to ever achieve department head status at the hospital. Recognizing his work ethic and talent, Ron was hired by Crawthorn and Company, specialists in assisting distressed hospitals and worked for hospitals in Pennsylvania and Canada. Upon his return to Bradford, Ron operated several home and commercial cleaning businesses.

After relocating to Olean, Ron owned and operated Beam Clean, a full-service cleaning company that provided employment and paychecks for hundreds of Olean area families. Beam Clean serviced many large corporate accounts, as well as contracts with NY State and the US Defense Department. He was a hands-on employer and worked each job with dedication and precision.

Upon retirement, Ron continued his lifelong study of nutrition, and his vast lifesaving knowledge helped many. Ron was known for his extraordinary green thumb, growing beautiful orchids and violets and he enjoyed making his own soap and perfumes. Ron possessed a keen mind and had a unique perspective on life. He always championed the underdog.

Ron is survived by a sister, Patricia (David) Guiliani of Zelienople, PA; a brother, Jeffrey Wolbert of Bradford, PA; nephews, Nathan Guiliani and Michael Wolbert, and niece, Jenna Wolbert. Ron is sadly missed by special and close friend, James K. Griffith and George and Bobo.

There will be no visitation.

A Celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to EARS, P.O. Box 445, Salamanca, NY 14779.

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