HARTWICK – William G. Ronk, a U.S. Army Reserves major (ret.) and past commander of the Cooperstown veterans’ post, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, April 12, 2018, at his daughter’s home in Hartwick. He was 71.
He was born March 16, 1947, at the Benedictine Hospital in Highland, a son of George Carpenter Ronk and Madaline (Loos) Ronk. After attending Clintondale and Triboro schools and graduating from Highland High School, he studied nursing at the Hudson River State Hospital School of Nursing and eventually became a registered nurse.