WATERFORD Ronald Alan Federici, 69, of Fonda Rd. passed Tuesday April 10, 2018 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy he was the son of the late Silvio and Gloria Caruso Federici. He was a 1966 graduate of Catholic Central High School. He then graduated Cum Laude from Siena College with a BA in History Education. He received a Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education from SUNY Albany. While at Siena Ron served as President of Siena’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, an international honor society in history. He participated in ROTC there and was commissioned a 2ndLieutenant in the US Army. He graduated from Armored Officer’s Basic and Advanced schools at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and served with the now defunct 1st Battalion 210th Armor NYARNG as Executive officer of Combat Support Company.
Ron worked his way through college as an employee of Stewart’s Ice Cream and the former Grand Union in Waterford. He taught Social Studies at the high school level at Waterford-Halfmoon for over 33 years. Was advisor to classes, National Honor Society and Student Senate, as well as being an active member of the Waterford Teacher’s Association serving as President and member of various committees. Also he was an adjunct instructor with the Education Department at Siena, teaching Social Studies Methods to cadet teachers. He worked part-time at Jonathan Reid, Ltd for 17 years.
Ron enjoyed building doll houses, military miniatures, model railroading, performing as Barnaby the Clown but especially enjoyed time spent with his niece and nephew.
Survivors include his brother Richard S. Federici, his sister Norma Novotny, nephew Nicholas Novotny and niece Christina Novotny all of Waterford.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 9 am from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford and at 9:30 am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Waterford. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.
Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday from 4-7 pm.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, Md. 20910 or make a memorial gift online at www.PHAssociation.org.
Special thanks are extended to Dr. Beegle, Khan and Modi, the nursing staff at Albany Medical MICU, especially Ashley DeJesus.