Ronald Brian Carney
  • North Raleigh United Methodist Church
    8501 Honeycutt road
    Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Heartland Hospice
    3200 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
    Raleigh, NC 27604

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“My deepest sympathy to Kim and her family. Sorry for the loss of your beloved father, friend, and husband. My prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
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Ron Carney, 72, went to be with the Lord on November 18, 2012. He died peacefully surrounded by his family.
He was born in Warsaw, NY on April 6, 1940 to Donald E. Carney and the late Genevieve Bush Carney.
He graduated from Letchworth Central School and remained active in the area until his retirement. In high school he excelled in baseball and continued to play baseball in the Buffalo Evening News Surburban League for many years.
He married the love of his life Roberta (Bobbie) Scholes in 1959. Soon thereafter he decided to pursue a career in banking. He became the manager of M & T Bank in Silver Springs, NY. He attended accounting, business banking and many other classes at the University of Buffalo. In 1980 he graduated from the New York State Bankers Association School of Agriculture at Cornell University.
After 20 years with M & T Bank he accepted an opportunity to become a senior commercial lender with the Bank of Castile, a position he held until his retirement. During his banking career held many bank positions.
For two years he was employed as a valet for Leith Toyato in Raleigh.
He served 22 years as an elected official to the Silver Springs Board of Trustees. He served as a board member of the Genesee Memorial Hospital Foundation. He was also an active member of the Silver Lake Country Club as well as the Perry Rotary Club. He previously was a member of the Silver Springs Fire Dept. and was a founding member of the Silver Springs Rescue Squad.
After retiring from banking, Ron and Bobbie moved to North Carolina to be near their daughters. Ron then became active in nature photography and very active with his business Ron Carney Nature Photography doing art shows in Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and New York State. They loved the ocean.
Ron loved his kids and grandkids dearly doing anything he could to keep their homes in good repair and making life easier.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Roberta (Bobbie); his children, Lori Englert of Raleigh, Steven Carney and wife Amy of Emmaus, PA, Kimberly Carney of Raleigh, Jill Carney of Raleigh; grandchildren, Ryan Hill and Kelsey Englert of Raleigh, Matthew and Katie Carney of Emmaus, PA; brother, Bruce Carney and wife Mary of Castile, NY; father, Donald Carney of Silver Springs, NY; brother-in-law Gary Wilcox and wife Maggie of Raleigh and sister-in-law Joann Scott of Perry, NY; many nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 24, 2012 at North Raleigh United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Raleigh United Methodist Church, 8501 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, NC 27615 or Heartland Hospice, 3200 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604.