2013-01-05 / Obituaries

Thomas Harry Ralston

Thomas Harry Ralston, age 89, of Millersport, died December 23, 2012. Tom was born June 2, 1923, and graduated from Holy Rosary High School in Columbus. He went on to proudly serve in the Merchant Marines during WWII.

A member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, he retired as an instructor at Columbus Technical Institute with Emeritus status. Tom was a lifetime member of the Navy League Power Squadron and was a member of Buckeye Lake VFW Post #1388, and Millersport American Legion Post #637. An avid fisherman and pool player, Tom enjoyed his life of teaching and smoking his cigars.

Tom is survived by his brother, Charles (Glenna) of Sandusky; sons, Keith (Debra) of Millersport, and Christopher (Jeannine) of Columbus; granddaughter, Meghan J Ralston of Columbus; many in-laws, nephews, and nieces; and loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, PFC Thomas J. Ralston, USMC; parents, Walter G. and Mary Catherine; and brothers, Joseph, Walter and Richard Ralston.

Tom’s request that no services or memorial take place was granted. The family would like to say thank you to the staff of The Pickering House, FairHoPe Hospice as well as the staff of Fairfield Medical Center for making Tom’s transition a comfortable one.

Arrangements by the Millersport home of The Hoskinson- Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service, who are honored to care for the Ralston Family.

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