F. Norman Ralph

F. Norman Ralph, 92, of Danbury, husband of Patricia (Tierney) Ralph, died on Friday, January 8, 2010 at Danbury Hospital.
Mr. Ralph was born in the Bronx, June 3, 1917, a son of the late Henry J. and Dorothy (Hartlieb) Ralph. 
A World War II, U.S. Army veteran serving from 1942 to 1946 in Burma,  Mr. Ralph was employed with the railroad starting as a locomotive fireman and retiring as a train engineer. His career began with the former New York, New Haven & Hartford division in 1937. This division later became a part of Conrail.  He retired in 1982 after forty-five years of service.
Norman is survived by his wife of sixty-two years Patricia, a daughter, Patricia “Peach” Eno and her husband Clark, their daughter Alyssa, a son Timothy Ralph, a daughter-in-law Diane Ralph, grandchildren Jennifer and Douglas Ralph, a brother William J. Ralph and sisters-in-law Signe Ralph, Beverly Andersen, Mae Chase and Emma Schmaltz.
“Papa” was a wonderful husband and father.  He was kind, loving, gentle and humble man. We were truly blessed to have him in our lives.  His knowledge and love of God were always present.
Mr. Ralph was predeceased in addition to his parents, by a sister, Elizabeth Reith.
At his request services will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to “Vet House”, Non-Profit Development Corporation of Danbury, Inc., 323 Main Street, Danbury, CT  06810.  www.danburysroadhome.org
“Vet House” provides temporary housing to homeless veterans.

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