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Charles Ronald Cattrall

December 13, 1926 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 94)

Obituary

On Ron's last day on earth he declared, "I've gotta go fishing!" His brother and father, fishing poles in hand, were beckoning him home. On December 30 at the age of 94, Charles "Ron" Cattrall joined his wife, Janis; and daughter, Barbara, two people whose passings saddened him deeply. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family memories and holding the hand of his daughter, Beth.

He started working at Kimberly Clark at the age of 16 and much later joined and retired from DuPont. He answered the call of duty during WWII. On their way to invade Japan, the atomic bomb changed their mission, the ship diverted, and he was among the first to land in the Philippines, chasing out the Japanese. His stories about liberating the allied prisoners were vivid and he was proud of his role in history. Many years later he took the Honor Flight to Washington to explore the WWII memorial, a trip that gave him great pride and pleasure. An American flag always flew outside his front window, a symbol of his love for country and the commitment he made long ago to protect it.
Beloved members of Riverside Presbyterian Church, Ron and Janis were active in everything from Willing Workers to singing in the choir; from bell choir to Saturday Nighters. Their clever wooden cutouts were sold at the annual Christmas bazaar and continue to adorn many homes in the area.
Ron leaves behind his three surviving daughters, Beth Katz, Kathleen Cattrall (Don Navor) and Pam (Dave) Gigliotti; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. All of whom will carry forward memories of outings in his fishing boat and dropping a pole in the waters across New York State.
Donations in Ron's memory may be sent to Riverside Presbyterian Church, 815 84th St. Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
Ron lived a long and full life. He never asked for more than he had, friends and family who he could count on and who loved him. A new sign hangs on the door of the family home. It reads: "Gone Fishing." Interment at Acacia Park Cemetery.

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