Ronald A. Phelps, Sr.


Ronald A. Phelps, Sr. 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep, on Friday morning, January 6th 2017, after enduring a long illness, at the Wesley Health Care Center, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Born in Albany, NY on November 28, 1931, he was the son of Charles and Ruth Phelps. Ron served in the US Navy Reserve and the US Army.

Ron worked for SUNY – Central Administration in Albany for 25 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ballston Spa and the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #103 of Saratoga Springs and Saratoga Chapter #103, Order of Eastern Star.

Ron is survived by his beloved wife Lois, married for 47 years; children Ronald Phelps, Jr. of Waterford, Mark Phelps of Florida; and Darlynda Reilly of Virginia; sister Shirley LaBarge of Schenectady; 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 10 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. An Eastern Star service and a Masonic service will follow. The funeral service will be held at 6pm with the Rev. David Bennett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High St, Ballston Spa.

A burial will be conducted in the spring of 2017, at the Dunning Street Cemetery, Malta.

Guest Book

Lori Ortoleva -Agnew

Lois and family my thoughts and prayers at this time sorrow - remember all the good times we had at Eastern Star all the dinners we did many years ago - Ron was always so nice - he will be missed.