Ronald L. Smithson

Ronald L. Smithson

Frankfort - Ronald L. Smithson, 74 years, was reunited with the love of his life, Ann Marie on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Ilion on Saturday, January 2, 1943, the son of the late Arthur and Virginia Emrich Smithson. He attended Ilion Schools and graduated from Ilion High School with the class of 1960. Ronald was married to Ann Marie Smithson on June 22, 1963 in St. Mary's Church, Frankfort. The couple had a blessed marriage of 52 years until her passing on July 5, 2015. Ronald was employed by Remington Arms in Ilion and retired after 43 years of service. He was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church. He loved to go camping and cook for his family. 

Ron is survived by one son and daughter in law, Scott Richard and his wife, Kelly Smithson of Westmoreland; one daughter and son in law, Kimberly Ann and her husband, Harold Wehrle, with whom he resided; two cherished grandchildren, Cheyenne Rosalie Smithson and Harold Raymond Wehrle lll; one brother and sister in law, Robert and Mary Jane Smithson of Ilion; one sister and brother in law, Mary and Bernard Jory of Ilion; his in laws, Barbara Smithson, Joseph Scarafile and Gary Klein and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, James Emrich and Richard Smithson.

His funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9:45 from the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. 203 Second Ave, Frankfort and at 10:30 in Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Paul Catena, pastor. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday evening from 4-8 PM in the V.J.Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc.

Ron's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of St. Luke's Memorial Hospital's 5th & 6th floor and ICU for the wonderful care and compassion shown to him during his stay and passing.

Expressions of sympathy may be place on Ronald's online memorial page by going to