Ronald E. Youmans

Ronald E. “Pops” Youmans – 61 – of 6 Pine Tree Village, Painted Post, NY, died Thursday morning (April 19, 2018) at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, following a long illness.

Born in Corning, NY on December 31, 1956, he was the son of William & Leola (Edwards) Youmans.

Pops grew up in Monterey, NY and attended Bradford High School in Bradford, NY. He had been employed for about 15 years in the Dietary Department of Corning Hospital and later worked at mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport and also Jamison Marine in Campbell. Most recently he was employed as a caregiver for Pathways in Corning.

He was an avid collector of antique tractors, cars, motorcycles and snowmobiles. He also enjoyed muscle cars and building models with his sons. Pops was also a “big time” NASCAR fan and loved rooting for his favorite driver, Kevin Harvick.  For several years, Pops was employed at Watkins Glen International Racetrack as a grounds maintenance worker.

In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Youmans.

Surviving are 2 sons, Justin (Gwen) Youmans of Horseheads and Brandon (Katie) Youmans of Lindley, NY; 1 brother, Roger (Wendy) Youmans of Beaver Dams, NY; 1 sister, Deborah Marshall of West Virginia; 12 grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

At Pop’s request there will be no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

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