STRUTHERS Ralph Charles Farrelly, 61, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his daughters residence in the presence of his family.
Born June 30, 1951, in Allegheny County, he was the son of the late Charles Ralph and Mary Catherine Wagner Farrelly.
Ralph, a naturalist, was an avid gardener and ocean-goer. He enjoyed reading and photography. He was a chemist for the Waste Water Treatment Plant of the City of Struthers.
Surviving are his son, Matthew Farrelly of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; a daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Roger Fox of Darlington, Pa.; his granddaughter, Paige Fox of Darlington; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Charles Lobozzo of New Brighton; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Susan Farrelly of Hanover, Pa.; and nephews Jacob and Joshua Farrelly.
Friends will be received Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the A. D. Campbell Funeral Home, 1328 8th Ave. in Beaver Falls, Pa.
Additional visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday until the time of services at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow at St. Marys Cemetery in Chippewa Township.
Contributions, if desired, can be made to Catholic Hospice, 6200 Brooktree Road, Suite 220, Wexford, PA 15090; The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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