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“I am so sorry to hear about Ron's passing. And I"m sorry I did not know in time to share my condolences personally with all of the family! We...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Colleen Randall Crebase

“I am so sorry for your families loss. You have our deepest sympathies.Gabrielle Shine Devoe ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“To All the Leathers:Ron + Con were the cornerstones of a very special relationship for me growing up. You were all so welcoming of me, our friends...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Mike Wyman - Belmont, MA

“To Paul, Alan, Sandra and Families.Please know that we are thinking of each of you and wishing you comfort and peace. I have many fond memories of...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Ronald Leathers - Avon, CT

“So very sad to hear the news of Ron's passing. He was a great man with incredible integrity. I am extremely proud to have known and worked for Ron....Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Terry Terragna - Calabash, NC

“I was saddened to read about Ron’s passing. Having worked at Casle Corp. Back in the late 80’s Ron was one of my...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Dan Quartin

“I was saddened to read about Ron's passing. Having worked at Casle Corp. Back in the late 80's Ron was one of my best bosses. Had many good laughs...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Dan Quartin - Newington, CT

“To Alan, Cathy and Brad, Saddened to read of your Dad's passing.Always wearing a smile, your Dad was so proud of you all ,especially your sporting...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: john McCluskey

“I had the pleasure of working on many of Ron's construction projects over the years. His integrity, genuineness, honesty and no nonsense approach...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Rooke

“We love you, Ron. The world is already missing your laughter.Love, Janelle & Family ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Janelle Abosch

“Uncle Ron was always very welcoming and kind. He always had a good joke to tell, and was a joy to be around. We will miss him. Love, Deb, Paul,...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Deb Colbert


Ronald E. Leathers, of Avon, passed away on April 26, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, surrounded by his beloved fiancée and his loving children. Ron was born on March 16, 1932, in Orrington, ME, the oldest of four children, to Elmore and Jessie (Leahy) Leathers. He is survived by his fiancée Mary MacDonald, his siblings (Paul Leathers, Sandra Thomas, and Alan Leathers), Connie (Stowe) Leathers, his five children – David Leathers (Susan ) of Winchester, MA., Brad Leathers (Cari) of Rochester, VT, Kathy Leathers (Pete) of Arundel, ME, Alan Leathers (Sarah) of Simsbury, and Lisa Noon (Jamie) of Franklin, MA. In addition to his children, Ron ("Papa"/"Poppa") leaves his cherished grandchildren Kristen Leathers, Meghan Leathers, Casey Leathers, Graham Leathers, Abigail Leathers, Samantha Leathers, Hannah (Jack) Geiger, William Leathers, Kathryn Noon, Anna Noon, Caroline Noon; and his former wife, Constance S. Leathers. After graduating from the University of Maine in 1953 with a degree in Civil Engineering, Ron worked for Wirthmore Feed Company before beginning his career in construction. He was employed at Stanley Works (New Britain), became the President of Abel Contractors (FIP Corporation), and in 1981 ultimately founded The Casle Corporation, a design-build construction management firm based in Avon. Throughout his career, Ron prided himself in being a fair and honest businessman who delivered quality project after quality project. Ron enjoyed sports of all sorts, whether it was as a participant, a coach, a spectator, or as an avid cover to cover reader of Sports Illustrated. His love for sports was closely rivaled by his love for pie and corny jokes. Ron enjoyed playing softball as well as coaching Babe Ruth baseball. He was actively involved in the Avon community supporting the Avon Boosters and Dollars for Scholars, leading the Youth Pilgrim Fellowship group and serving on the Board of Trustees at the West Avon Congregational Church. Ron was also the sextant of the West Avon Cemetery Association for many years. He was currently a member of Avon Congregational Church. Upon retirement, Ron volunteered driving seniors to their appointments, enjoyed bike trips with his brothers, traveling in his RV, and spending time attending his grandchildren's activities and sporting events. He doted on his family and took advantage of every opportunity to be with any or all of them. Ron had a terrific sense of humor and thoroughly enjoyed a good belly laugh. He loved to tell stories and jokes in repetition, each time laughing a little harder than the time before. He had an infectious smile and a profound twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes. He cherished his family above all and leaves behind a strong legacy of love among those who were blessed to be a part of his life. He will be missed every minute of every day. His family will receive friends on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 3 – 6 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. A Memorial Service in celebration of Ron's life will be held Monday, May 2 at 11:00 AM at Avon Congregational Church, 6 West Main Street, Avon. Burial in the West Avon Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Ron's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, CT Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd, Ste 4B, Southington, CT 06489-1058.