Ronald “Ron” H. Splatt

Bomoseen, Vermont – Ronald “Ron” H. Splatt. 80, passed on Monday, May 23, with his family by his side at Rutland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 13, 1942, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Howard F. and Gladys (Young) Splatt.

He was a graduate of Scotia-Glenville Senior High School, studied at Kings College, SUNY Cobleskill College and graduated from Castleton State College. During this time, he also served in the United States Army and was stationed at the Pentagon during the Vietnam War. After receiving a bachelor’s degree, he taught music and choir for his career in the Granville, New York, school system.

Ron married Linda McIntyre on March 16, 1974, at the Fair Haven Baptist Church.

Outside of his career and family, Ron was a man of many talents and passions, including being a professional clown “Bobo,” an avid boater, water skiing enthusiast and talented musician.

Ron also prided himself in his volunteer work, with his biggest passion being an active member of the Castleton Volunteer Fire Department, serving recently as a dispatcher and in previous years as the scene photographer and fireman.

Ron was a man of faith, devoting his talents and love of water to the Sacandaga Bible Conference during the summers with his family. He was the waterfront activities coordinator during this time, all while enjoying the boats and water sports himself. After retirement, Ron continued his passion of teaching water sports and became a water skiing instructor at Adirondack Camp on Lake George, New York. Both summer “gigs” allowed Ron to be on the water with his family each summer.

Ron is survived directly by his son Eric Splatt and his wife Lauren Woodard-Splatt of Bomoseen, Vermont. He also is survived by his aunt Esther Harned and his cousins Bruce Harned (Lisa) and Bob Harned (Maureen), along with their children and spouses and many close friends. Ron also leaves his church family at Fellowship Bible Church.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Linda Splatt, who died Aug. 4, 2015, along with an infant son Daniel Howard Splatt.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Bible Church at 1308 Route 30, North Bomoseen, Vermont, with the Rev. George Hopper officiating. A burial followed in Hillside Cemetery in Castleton, Vermont.

All were welcome to join the family afterward, including those who were unable to attend the services, at the Lake Bomoseen Lodge & Taproom on Lake Bomoseen for a reception by the water.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Castleton Volunteer Fire Department at 263 Vermont Route 30 North, Castleton, VT 05735.

The family would like to thank the Rutland Regional Hospital for its amazing care and compassion during Ron’s brief stay, especially the fifth-floor team.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ducharme Funeral Home Inc.

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