The Obit For Ron Fountain

Ronald J. Fountain

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on November 4, 2011

Ronald J. Fountain, 79, died Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Ellis Hospital after a long illness.

Ron was born in Schenectady on September 12, 1932 to the late Leo and Irene Nellis Fountain. He attended Schenectady schools and was a 1951 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany with the 1814 Headquarters Company attached to the 47th Infantry Division.

Ron was a standout baseball player in high school and went on to play ball for the U.S. Army in Germany. After military service, he went on to play Triple A baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Upon returning to Schenectady, he played baseball at the Country Inn and Sportsman softball leagues. Ron was a bindery foreman at the Electric City Press in Schenectady for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Airetta Kruger Fountain; son, Steven Fountain; daughter, Lou-Ann Mugits (Martin); sister, Irene Harper; and his sister-in-law, Jane Fountain. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Christal Mugits (Zach), Kyle Mugits; great-grandson, Cody Coop (CJ); and several nieces and nephews.

Ron was predeceased by his brother, David Fountain.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, November 6th.

There will be no funeral service.

It is requested that no flowers be sent.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Amsterdam Dialysis Center, 1810 Riverfront Center, Amsterdam, NY 12010 c/o Marcy Ruland LMSW, or the National MS Society, Upstate NY Chapter, 1650 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.

Arrangements by R.J. DeLuccia Funeral Service.