November 21, 2017
To the Laurentian Community:
We mourn the death on Friday evening, November 17, of Ron Gilbert, 26, a member of the Facilities Operations staff. Ron died in a car accident in his hometown of Hannawa Falls.
Ron started as a temp cleaner at St. Lawrence in October 2014 and then accepted the continuing position in June 2015. He worked the 11:30 pm – 8 am shift in Piskor, Memorial, Health Center, 82 Park and Payson Halls.
Ryan Strate, Ron’s supervisor, told me “Ron was a quiet guy who got along really well with everyone. He was an exceptional worker and always helped out his colleagues.”
Garner Funeral Service in Potsdam is coordinating arrangements to honor Ron’s memory. Friends and family may call at the funeral home Wednesday, November 22, 11 am – 2 pm; a service of remembrance will take place there at 2 pm. We have created our online Memorial Tribute website for those who wish to share your memories and condolences. Lynn and I send our deepest sympathies to Ron’s family, co-workers and friends on their loss.