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John Ralph

John Ralph

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John A. Ralph, 75, passed away at home on Wednesday morning, November 21, 2007 under the care of hospice.

John was born on October 1, 1932 in Springfield, IL to the late George and Mable Ralph. He was the fourth youngest of eleven children. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

John enlisted in the US Navy after high school and sailded around the world, sightseeing through portholes and the seas. He worked for the State of Illinois as a computer analyst. He also worked for the city of Laguna Niguel, CA for thirteen years. He loved playing golf and played in city tournaments.

He married his wife, Mary, in 1968. His greatest joy was spending time with his seven children and especially his seven grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, Nov. 27th at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Vista, CA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Baptismal Room. John will be interred at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL at a later time.

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  • Julie Ralph says:

    Daddy I love you and will miss you very much but I know your in heaven playing golf and smiling down on us.

  • Philip says:

    Thank you for being a great father to me. I have very special memories of when we would drive down to the beach,and watch the sunset into the deepest part of the ocean. Thank you for that.

  • Mike Ralph says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

    I remember Uncle John at Granpa George’s house always having a smile on his face and that’s how I’ll remember him.

  • Jake Myers says:

    Dear Poppy,
    I Love You and you are my best friend. Come see me in my dreams when I am sleeping.

  • Lisa Myers says:

    My Dad – You were the best dad anyone could ask for. You taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. You loved your kids and grandkids more than anything in the world. You could not wait to see the grandkids and you never tired of hearing what they had done. I will truly miss sharing the stories with you but I know you will be with us watching everything. I love you DAD!!!

  • Molly Myers says:

    My Poppy was a good man. Poppy would always share his orange juice and candy with me. I will miss his high 5’s. I love my Poppy.

  • Kenneth Kaufman says:

    We began 1st grade together at the age of five and continued through the 12th grade. What an astonding impression you made on my wife Billie and I when we shared our home with you when you attended Northern IL U. in DeKalb, IL. After your passing I communicated via email with your Mary and found that to be an equally rewarding experience. Watch over all of us, family and friends from your lofty perch in heaven . Thanks for sharing a large part of the 20th century with us.


  • Todd Ralph says:

    I love and miss you so much Pop! I think about you often. You have left a great legacy and I am so proud that God chose you to be my Father on earth! I miss you sooo much! Happy Fathers Day, Pop!

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