Ralph Koontz, Jr.
- June 29, 1957 - September 23, 2011
- Amherst, Ohio
of Ralph's Passing
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Memories & Candles
Although it was several decades ago, I will never forget playing with "Ralphie" on Sunday afternoons when our family came to visit, and when we all went to Hastings for the picnics at St. Bernard's every August for several years. My heart aches for Ralph and Esther, Christine, Denise and Kathy, as well as for his children and grandchildren, although I've never met them. May God grant you a sense of peace and hope even in your grief; and may Ralph's legacy of love be a a quiet source of comfort and strength in all your years to come.
Posted by: J-P Duncan - Scranton, PA - Friend Oct 06, 2011
Loved childhood with Ralph! Fun memorys, we would build backyard skating rink for years. Long days of all sports, and he was fast and great at anything he started. He also could climb better than monkey. I will look to the sky and search for the brightest star in memory of him.
Posted by: Rick Wildman - Lorain, OH - Best Friend 2nd to 7th grade Sep 29, 2011
To all family members: Al and I have known Ralph and Esther and their family since 1978, St.Anthony's and our Marriage Encounter Weekend at the Oberlin Inn. We have shared many memories with Esther and Ralph through the years and know how proud they are of all their children. Ralph was in our prayers for the past few years. we are very saddened by your loss and will keep all of you in our prayers. We know that Ralph is
Posted by: Al & Rose Jacobs - Lorain, OH - Friend of Family Sep 28, 2011
Sorry about your loss, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Posted by: michael roby - Amherst, OH - Friend Sep 28, 2011
It is with a sad heart that we all mourn the passing of Ralph, but he will forever live in my heart as "Ralphie". Sending all of the love and support possible across the miles to Esther and Ralph, and all of his family. We all are sharing in this loss. With much love, Linnae, Drew and Megan.
Posted by: Linnae Peifer - Reading, PA - family Sep 28, 2011
I am so sad to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by: Mary Jo Rose - Avon Lake, OH - Friend Sep 28, 2011
Rest in peace Ralphie. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of sadness. But your neice Jeenifer has said it all. "Where's that staircase?"
Posted by: Toni A. Santucci - The Villages, FL Sep 27, 2011
He passed knowing how much we all loved him and he will be greatly missed and I know with all his talent and creativeness....he will make heaven even more beautiful...I assure you if there is a staircase up there....he's remodeling it right now using his mastery skills! Love & miss him sooo much....my uncle funkle ralfalfa!
Posted by: Jennifer Cogar-Schwarck - Vermilion, OH - Niece Sep 27, 2011