Ralph E. Hunter, 88, of Urbana, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022, in Mercy Memorial Urbana Hospital.
Ralph was born March 8, 1933, in Montville, New York the son of the late Ralph and Zella (Paul) Hunter. He was a graduate of Woodstock High School class of 1951. He earned a BS in Engineering while attending Wittenburg University and Urbana College. Ralph married the love of his life Marion McMannis on July 27, 1952, in Woodstock. They spent 69 years together. He then proudly served his country in the United States Army, Co. H, 32nd Infantry Regiment earning the rank of Sergeant and earning medals in sharpshooting and good conduct. Ralph was a past President of the Tallmadge, Ohio Lions and Rotary clubs. He was also a member of several professional association in the plastics industry. Ralph actively contributed to the Champaign County Historical Society. He loved music and was talented in playing the organ, banjo and piano. He was also a voracious reader. Ralph was a loving husband, father and grandfather who cared deeply for his family.
Ralph is survived by his devoted wife, Marion (McMannis) Hunter; children, Cheryl (Merle) Nevenhoven, Carol (Michael) Carlton and David Hunter (Katie Sterling); grandchildren, Garrett Nevenhoven, Mariah Hunter, David Hunter, Jr., and Jason Brennan; sister, Marsha Parry and sister-in-law, Virginia McMannis; several nieces and nephews with special thanks to Glenn Parry for his compassionate care.
He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family on Thursday, January 20, 2022. For the safety of all involved, the family requests that you join them via Live Stream on the Vernon Funeral Homes Facebook page beginning at 11:55 a.m.
Burial will follow in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Friends Church, 3470 Kennard-Kingscreek Rd, Cable, OH 43009 or to the Champaign County Library, 1060 Scioto St, Urbana, OH 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Dean Brown - Jan 18, 2022
I had the pleasure of working with Ralph at PRP/Johnsons. A wonderful gentleman. So sorry for your loss.
Monica Katz - Jan 15, 2022
Aunt Marion, Cheryl, Carol, David and family we grieve with you in this time of sadness. Uncle Ralph was so easy to be around, I loved his laugh and I treasure the many visits to Urbana as a child and the time spent together over so many years. Mom loved her big brother so very much and we often reminisce about their time on the farms. We lift you up in prayer in the days ahead. May the many wonderful memories of a loving husband, father and grandfather comfort you.
Cathy Trowbridge - Jan 15, 2022
Marion and Family,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your loss.God Bless.
Gordon Parry - Jan 15, 2022
Aunt Marion, Cheryl, Carol, David, and family; sincerest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve and as you celebrate a lifetime of memories. I am grateful for memories that span five decades and locations as far west as Tucson, Arizona and as far east as Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Each memory involves stories, laughter and food. On one trip alone I was introduced to Aunt Marion's peanut butter pie and Uncle Ralph's Friendly's recommendation of coffee ice cream with peanut butter sauce. Ralph was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and friend. While separated by distance, know that we are with you in thought and prayer, united in shared love and memories.
Glenn Parry - Jan 15, 2022
Aunt Marion, Cheryl, Carol and Dave along with your families…Mary, Olivia and I send our deepest sympathies. I will never forget all the great memories we shared with Uncle Ralph and all of you. Growing up, I always looked forward to visiting Urbana and your family. As an adult, I also have great memories of times spend with Uncle Ralph and Aunt Marion. Times of laughs, love and always great food. On Wednesday, I was able to observe the love and care Aunt Marion provided Uncle Ralph. It was a testament of love and devotion and I thank her for loving Uncle Ralph so well! Mom was also able to visit with Uncle Ralph and I will remember their hands held together as they visited. Mom adored her brother and we cherish all the great stories of their growing up years. We will be praying for you all over the next few days and in the days ahead as you adjust to the loss of the physical presence of this great man. May you feel God’s presence with you in real and tangible ways I pray. Glenn
Diane Cady - Jan 14, 2022
Marion and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. You have my sympathy.