Ronald L. “Ron” Wofford, photographer, writer, and communications professional active in Buffalo’s cultural scene for decades, made his transition on Thursday, June 20. Friends may call Thomas T. Edwardss Funeral Home Inc., 995 Genesee St. on Friday, June 28 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 29 from 11 a.m. – 12 noon at St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell Street where Funeral Services will immediately follow.
Ron served as production director for Sunship Communications, an early provider of public access television based on the city’s East Side in the 1970s and 1980s. He also worked as a producer, reporter, and on-air host of programs on WIVB, WKBW, and WGR TV and as a freelance music and drama critic for area newspapers. Before his retirement, he was active for many years with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). His work as a photographer was featured in the Burchfield Penney’s 50th anniversary exhibition and in an exhibition at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC). Ron, who was also an actor who performed with Ed Smith’s Black Theater Workshop in the 70’s, wrote and contributed photography to the Challenger for many years.
May his amazingly talented soul rest forever in the Eternal Fields of Peace.