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Ralph D Brown

Ralph D. Brown, 85 of Antwerp passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Vancrest of Antwerp.

Ralph was born in Waverly, Ohio on October 17, 1927, a son of the late Daisy L (Streitenberger) and Ralph A Brown.

He served in the U.S. Navy; was a Superintendent at Unioto Local Schools & Antwerp Local Schools and was a member of Antwerp United Methodist Church, Antwerp Rotary, the Masons & Shriners.

On Dec 27, 1953 he married Nancy Collis.

Ralph will be sadly missed by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Jennifer (Neil) Ramsier of Antwerp & Suzanne (Jon) Hollabaugh of Fremont, IN; brother, Carroll of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Anne (Jordan) Cline & Doug Ramsier and great grandchildren, Wyatt & Eliza Cline.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Wilhelm.

His service is at Antwerp United Methodist Church on Friday, July 19th at 11 am, with viewing one hour prior.

Viewing is also on Thursday, 2-4 & 6-7:30 pm, with Masonic Rites at 7:30pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery, with military honors.

Memorials are to the church or Vancrest of Antwerp Activity Fund.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Jennifer & Neil and family of Mr. Brown as I come to know him.   I worked the AHS switchboard when your father was the superintendent and Janice Shaffer was his secretary.  Have alot of memories.  He also presented me my senior year with the Mary Pat Deemer award.   So sorry for your loss.

Susan (Mosier) Gladieux Aug 1 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Nancy, Jennifer, and Sue,     I regret I was unable to attend Ralph's viewing and funeral.  I had the joy of teaching under his leadership and always appreciated the kindness and support he gave.  We were so glad, Nancy, that you and Ralph decided to spend your retirement years in Antwerp and give so much to our community.  May our Lord continue to comfort you with His love and word as you remember your special husband and father.  In Christ's love, Joyce Birkhold

Joyce Birkhold Jul 24 2013 12:00 AM

Thinking of you at this difficult time. So many memories.

terry Cottrell Stewart Jul 19 2013 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to here the news, and our prayers go out to you all.  Joe and I have fond memories of "Mr." Brown (just can't say "Ralph") as he hired us both fresh out of college. (I went on to teach 39 happy years at Unioto) He was a fine administrator through some difficult times.  We were both lucky to have had such a supportive superintendent at the beginning of our careers.

Diana and Joe McFadden Jul 18 2013 12:00 AM

Jennifer & Neil & family,
Sue & family,
& Nancy,

Thinking of all of you and keeping you in our prayers.

Donna & Ted

Donna & Ted Laker Jul 18 2013 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss.  The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Jeff & Cheryl Rhonehouse Jul 18 2013 12:00 AM

Nancy, Jennie, and Suzanne,
  We are heartbroken...Ralph was one of our dearest friends.  My sisters passing keeps us from being there with you. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you.  We will see you soon.

Anna K. Delong Jul 18 2013 12:00 AM

Nancy and family, Somewhat shocked to read in the Chillicothe paper of Ralph's passing.  Ralph was a good friend and a fine school administrator.
Please accept our condolence. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with him.

Ruth and Gene Tillis Jul 17 2013 12:00 AM

With Deepest Sympathy

Unioto Alumni Association Jul 17 2013 12:00 AM

Suzanne, I am so sorry for your family's loss.

Jackie Gatten Neff Jul 17 2013 12:00 AM

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