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- December 15, 2023
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Ralph was born in Lavelle, PA October 4, 1928. As a young boy he attended school at Butler Township, where he was active on the basketball and gymnastic teams under Coach Paul Wolfgang. During these years he was also a member of the school orchestra. After graduation Ralph enlisted in the U.S. Army and after auditioning became a member of the 371st Army band of the Fort Leavenworth Post, where he also was a member of the basketball team. Ralph coached local Little League teams for four years and still supports sports through sponsorship and in advertising.
Ralph belongs to the following fraternal and church organizations Masonic Lodge 255, where he served as Past Master, Reading Shrine, Bloomsburg Consistory, Shamokin Elks Lodge, Shamokin Aero Club, The Lincoln Club, Gowen City Church consistory, and Gowen City Cemetery Association, where he presently serves as president. In addition Ralph was a charter member of Ed Romance Sport Hall of Fame serving as Secretary-Treasurer for the past two years.