April 17, 1943 – March 8, 2016
NORTH TONAWANDA – Ronald J. Sdao of North Tonawanda, a retired union plumber, died Tuesday in Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston, after a brief illness. He was 72.
Born in Niagara Falls, he was a 1962 graduate of Niagara Falls High School and served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
Returning from service, he worked for the Carborundum Co., then entered the apprentice program of the former Local 129, Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, in Niagara Falls, for which he worked until he retired in early 2000. He served as a member of the local’s executive board.
In retirement, he continued to work for David Chevrolet and the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.
Mr. Sdao was a member of Chapter 77, Vietnam Veterans of America, and was chapter secretary at the time of his death.
He also was an avid golfer, a wine enthusiast and enjoyed target shooting and photography.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, the former Marie “Philly” Trapasso, and two nieces.
Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in M.J. Colucci & Son Niagara Funeral Chapel, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, following visitation there at 11:30 a.m.