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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Ronald Edward Hurtgam, longtime farmer of Barker, New York, passed away peacefully at home March 7th, 2015 with his loving wife Wilma (Bayles) Hurtgam of 65 years by his side.

He was son of Edward and Winfred (Brawn) Hurtgam, pre-deceased by brother Mervin Hurtgam and infant son David William Hurtgam and seven living children Keith (Darlene) Hurtgam, Kathy Hurtgam Frost, Karen (Bob) Boyle, Karyl (Rich) Miller, Lora (Jeff) Partyka, Michael Hurtgam, Barbara (Tim) Kraus: 14 Grandchildren, Chad (Cathrine) Hurtgam, Amanda (Tom) Detschner, Mathew Hurtgam, Jeff (Debora) Frost, David Frost, Jason (Stacy) Boyle, Derek Boyle, Megan (Andrew) Hyatt, Katie (Noah) Miller, Kim (David) Stoll, Steven and Scott Partyka, Jamie (David) Schwab, Kristina Hurtgam, and 19 great grandchildren and beloved Dogs Buster, Maggie and Pewee: brothers and sisters-in-law Jim and Edith Faery, Shirley (Late John) Hartmann, Steve and Sue Bayles and Joyce (Late Bill) Bayles.

Ronald loved to farm and loved his animals. He continued to farm and care for animals up to the last months of his life. He was an adverturous snowmobiler and enjoyed playing euchre. He loved to tractor pull and ride in his l977 pace car Mustang. He was a member of Masons for 52 years at the Gasport Lodge No. 787. He enjoyed chewing the rag with his friends and fellow farmers. Known for his hard cider and whiskey cherries that he enjoyed sharing with friends.

He will be missed but never forgotten by his loving family. Thank you for everything Dad and Grandpa!

Friends and relatives may call Monday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, NY and Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Hartland United Methodist Church, 8019 Ridge Rd., Gasport, NY where funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Cheryl Brown officiating.

Burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials to the Heart Association , Hartland Methodist Church or the Hartland Fire Department would be appreciated by the Hurtgam family.

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