Roy Ranney

Roy C. Ranney

September 3, 1926 - January 16, 2021

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Roy C. Ranney

Roy Charles Ranney entered into rest on January 16, 2021. Born in Lockport, he was the son of Charles and Maria (Giuliano).

Uncle Roy, as he was known, was well known all over WNY. He was an all-star basketball, football, and baseball player. In 1950 his YMCA basketball team finished in 2nd place in the country for the YMCA National Basketball Championships in California.

Roy retired from Harrison Radiator after 31 years.

Roy is the beloved uncle of Nicholas J. (Terri Spina Bax) Camarre, Michelle (Dennis) Brockman, Ralph (Michele Muscarella) Camarre, and Jamie J. (Rita) Camarre; cherished great-uncle of Leea (Adam) Rosen, Whitney Camarre, Mariah Camarre, and Jordan Camarre, Julia Grace Brockman, Jamie Joseph Camarre, Jr., Giovanni Rocco Camarre, Jacob Torres Camarre, Cristian Torres Camarre, Mathew Torres Camarre and the late Nicholas J. Camarre and Noah Nicky Camarre; great-great-uncle of Emma Lise "little princess" Torres, Jacob Jr. Torres, Zadrian Torres, and Noah Knowles; dear brother of the late Josephine (Ralph) Camarre.

Friends may call from 3-8 PM on Thursday at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street. A private Mass of Christian burial will be held. Interment Cold Springs cemetery.


  1. Joe Foltz on January 21, 2021 at 2:51 am

    My condolences to the family of “Mr. Basketball,” Roy Ranney. I can’t think of anyone who loved basketball more than Roy. I always enjoyed our conversations. Joe Foltz

  2. Jack Peracciny on January 21, 2021 at 5:26 am

    I remember watching Roy when I was a young teenager in Lockport play the three popular team sports; baseball, basketball, and football. He excelled in all three and really got my attention when I watched him play. Many years later I met him when we were both in our senior years and we developed a friendship. When we would run into each other we would reminisce about the old local teams and the outstanding athletes Lockport had. I would embarrass him when I told him he impressed me the most. I will miss those occasions. Rest in peace Roy.

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