Ralph was a retired truck driver. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and Army, serving in the South Pacific during WW II. Ralph lived most of his life in Lakewood, and the last 30 years in Medina. He was active at the Medina Senior Center until he became a resident at Samaritan Villas and was the Past Master of Rocky River Masonic Lodge.
He was the father of Mary (Richard) Allen of Lake Wales Florida, Linda (Jay) Buesch of Medina, and Dennis (Ruth) Thomson of Gaithersburg, Maryland; dear brother of Audrey Cheiky of Lakewood; loving grandfather of 10, and great-grandfather of six. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and longtime friend, Deloris Buck of Medina.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Francis Joyce to whom he was married 50 years; and sister, Pearl (Clyde) Warner.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.