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Obituary of Ralph A. Striano
Ralph Anthony Striano of Wurtsboro passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Middletown Park Manor at the age of 99.
He was born in Brooklyn, the 4th son of Joseph Striano and Gaetana (Porchio) Striano, and served in the US Army during World War II from Feb. 1942 until his honorable discharge in Sept. 1945 in the European-African-Mediterranean theatre as technician fifth grade – 845th engineer aviation battalion. In October 1945 Ralph opened "V&R Service, Inc.", an automobile repair shop with his brother Vincent. On April 28, 1946 Ralph married Margarete Rademacher.
A member of St. Joseph's Church in Wurtsboro, he was a Eucharistic Minister, head usher and plant manager, and past president of the Holy Name Society. He was a life member of the Mamakating VFW - Shawanga Mtn. Post #4947. He loved design and wood working and did several pieces for the church. Ralph was always ready to help out and give a hand to anyone in need.
A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 73 years, Margarete; son Donald & his wife Kate of Sandy Hook, CT; grandson Keith & his wife Danielle of Englishtown, NJ; grandson Benjamin and Michelle Serock of Woodbury, CT; great grandchildren Gabriella and Nicholas; and a brother Anthony of Staten Island.
Please join family & friends Thursday, March 14 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 15, 10:30am at St. Joseph's Church, 180 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro with Fr. Peter Madori officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph's Church, P.O. Box 277, Wurtsboro, NY 12790 or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home. For additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.kennyfuneralhome.com
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