Ralph Richardson, 83 of 220 North St., Ellwood City passed away at the Providence Health Care Center in Beaver Falls on April 13, 2010 at 9:15 P.M. Ralph was born in New Castle on April 14, 1926 to the late Clarence & Emma Majors Richardson. He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra K. Chulak whom he married on November 2, 1985. He was a self employed plumber for many years in the Ellwood City area. He was a former member of the Ellwood City Lions Club and the Hungarian Home. Ralph was a veteran of the Navy serving in World War II as a Petty Officer 2nd Class in the elite Underwater Demolition Team, the predecessors of the Navy Seals. Besides his wife he is survived by 6 children, Ron Richardson of Ellwood City, Thomas Rossi of Canfield, OH, Tony Rossi of Moon Twp., Denise Phipps of Harrisville, PA, Debra Guerrino of Farrell, PA and Terrie Shansky of Beaver Falls, 3 sisters, Allene Poulian and Jean Cooper both of New Castle and Juliann Kelcevic of Beaver Falls, 12 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 6 brothers. Memorial Mass will be offered at Queen of Heaven Church in Koppel on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 10 A.M. Following Mass a Celebration of Ralph's life will be held in Queen of Haven Church Hall until 1 P.M. Cremation took place at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory.
Viera and Ed Kalivoda
Sandy and Family,
So sorry to hear about Ralph. Hope you are well. Condolences to you and your family.
Viera and Ed
Doug and Janet Lockawich
Sandy and Family,
Our deepest sympathy at your loss. Ralph was a wonderful friend for the past thirty two years. Over the years we shared a lot of joy and some sadness. The memories of such a woundful friendship is priceless. We feel fortunate to have been able to walk down the road of life with Ralph at our side. God Bless you all.
Doug & Jenet
Ralph was a very loving person. He enjoyed kids and talking about the outdoors. I only had the pleasure of knowing Ralph for about 10 years and enjoyed knowing him as a person.
Joy and Mike
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We will always remember Ralph's wonderful stories and the kindness he showed. He loved life to the fullest and is now in peace.
Jack and Carmel Coulter
Our thoughts are with you now Sandy. Will always remember the good times and all the kindness.
TONY & FRANCES FALCSIK
May God comfort you and your
family Sandy in your sorrow
Please accept our deepest
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered "come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best
Tom and J Rossi
We miss you.
Love Tom and J
My heartfelt condolences go out to Sandy and family.
Ralph has always showed nothing but kindness and his big heart to myself and my daughter Jade. He will be sadly missed
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