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Ralph M. West

June 19, 2022

Obituary

     Ralph M. West, 79, of Chillicothe died Sunday, June 19, 2022 at his residence following an extended illness.

     He was born September 13, 1942 to the late Ralph H. and Mary (Cathcart) West.  On November 2, 1963 he married Lorena M. Brown in the First United Methodist Church of Chillicothe.

     Surviving is his wife, Lorena; children, Janaan Newman of Baltimore, Sandra (William) Gordon of Beavercreek, John (Heidi) West of South Carolina, and Rebecca (Matthew) Petty of Baltimore; grandchildren, Ryan and Jason Gordon, Benjamin and Samuel Petty, and Deanna Newman.

     He was predeceased by his mother and father; brothers, Bob, Don and Dick West and Bud and Tom Siberell.

     Ralph graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1960.  He went on to earn a civil engineering degree from Ohio University and became a licensed engineer and surveyor.  He began his career working for the New York Central Railroad and he retired from Martin Marietta in Piketon.  Ralph also ran his own consulting and surveying business throughout his career and even after retirement.  He was a member of many engineering organizations as well as the Ross County Genealogical Society.  Spending time with family and watching the Chillicothe Paints baseball team gave him enjoyment.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ross County Genealogical Society, 303 S. Paint St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.

     A private graveside service will be held at Grandview Cemetery.  Public calling hours will not be observed.  Arrangements are under the direction of Ware Funeral Home.

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