April 24, 1953 – Jan. 22, 2015
Ronald Harvey of Buffalo, who worked for many years in the home construction and remodeling industry, died Jan. 22 in Erie County Medical Center. He was 61.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of East High School. Mr. Harvey continued his studies at Erie Community College and began working in the field of heating and cooling, installation, carpentry and home improvement.
He was employed by Vastola Heating before to going to work for Dwight Hill Home Improvement for more than 20 years. While employed there, Mr. Harvey used his talents in carpentry, roofing and siding, masonry, woodworking, installing drywall and many other construction and remodeling projects. In addition, he was responsible for completing various interior and exterior renovations at the townhouses in the Ellicott Mall on the city’s near East Side.
Mr. Harvey was eventually promoted to supervisor at the company and was responsible for overseeing the company’s lead abatement projects with the city.
Mr. Harvey also worked for Ellicott Community Redevelopment Foundation for over 10 years and was responsible for renovating apartments, electrical and plumbing maintenance, as well as various groundskeeping duties. Periodically, he performed inspections at apartments owned by the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority. Mr. Harvey was a member of Local 200 of the Service Employees International Union, and was most recently employed by Thompson Construction Co.
He and his wife of 11 years, the former Ellen Wade, have been together for 32 years. In addition to her, he is survived by a son, Ronald Jr.; three brothers, Milo Jr., Rodney and Myron; and a sister, Anita.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Olive Baptist Church, 701 E. Delavan Ave.