Ralph McCloskey
In Memory of
Ralph D.
1932 - 2018
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Obituary for Ralph D. McCloskey

Ralph D.  McCloskey
Ralph D. McCloskey, 86 of Snow Shoe passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at his residence. Ralph was the last of his generation. He was born in Clarence, PA on February 1, 1932 a son of the late Howard and Maude L. Stout McCloskey. On March 12, 1955, he married the former Marjorie Halderman who survives at home. They were married for 63 years. Also surviving are his sons, Dennis R. (Carmel) McCloskey of Snow Shoe, and Timothy D. (Anita) McCloskey of Moshannon, and his daughters, Vicky S. (Ray) Chambers of Moshannon, Deborah J. (Roger) Long of Clarence, Audrey L. McCloskey (her companion Dave Andrus) of Wingate and Rose M. (Jim) Baranak of McClure. Also surviving are his 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He attended the Mountaintop Missionary Alliance Church in Snow Shoe. Ralph was employed at J.H. France Brickyard, for 43 years, as a laborer before his retirement. Ralph was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the US Army. He received the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He served from May 1950 - November 1952. Ralph was Commander of the VFW in Snow Shoe from 1973 - 1974. He loved his children and grandchildren, and family gatherings, going to camp, and he was a life- member of the 12 Point Camp for 59 years. He enjoyed going for rides and seeing the elk. He was also an avid hunter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 8 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 1PM at The Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, 201 Spring St., Milesburg , with Pastor Daniel R. Stegeman, officiating. Family and friends will be received from 11AM- 1PM time of services. Burial will be at convenience of the family, in Port Matilda Cemetery, Port Matilda, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, in Memory of Ralph D. McCloskey, P.O. Box 288, Milesburg, PA 16853 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, 201 Spring St., Milesburg. Online condolences may be made at www.deankwetzlerfuneralhome.com
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