CAPE VINCENT, NY — Ralph B. “Bud” Dwyer, Jr., 93, formerly of Cape Vincent, passed away on Sept. 16, 2020, at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown, NY, where he had resided for the past two years.
Ralph was born Oct. 10, 1926, son of Ralph B., Sr. and Blanche Darou Dwyer. He graduated from Clayton Central School.
He married Virginia R. Morrison on Sept. 19, 1947. She passed April 5, 2015, after 67 years of marriage.
He was a farmer for most of his life as well as a carpenter/handyman. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix.
Ralph was an excellent bowler and enjoyed following sports and NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon.
He also loved playing cards, dancing and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Massia, Boynton Beach, FL and his son, Thomas (Char) Dwyer, Clayton, NY, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Almyra Farnsworth, Watertown, NY, a brother, William (Bev) Dwyer, Cicero, NY and a sister-in-law, Margaret Dwyer, Owego, NY.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and two brothers, Carl and James.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service. The burial will be at the convenience of the family. A gathering for family and friends will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Natali’s Restaurant and Gold Course, Clayton, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his memory to the Samaritan Keep Home, 6th Floor Music Fund. The family would like to express their most heartfelt thanks to the staff on the 6th Floor, who have taken care of Ralph for the past two years.
Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.
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