A funeral Mass was offered Jan. 14 at St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish, Schenectady, for Deacon Ronald Schlitt, who died Jan. 9. He was 84 and had been a deacon for 25 years.

A native of Jersey City, N.J., he served with the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War, then worked as a software developer in New York, Ireland and Houston. Ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of New York, he served at St. Christopher's Church in Buchanan, N.Y., and at St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Schenectady.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; children, Carol, Trish James, Maggie Schutzman and Ron Schlitt; 10 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and a brother, Bud Noble. Interment was in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.