Ralph Ware

Ralph Peenee L. Ware, 79, of Warren, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

He was born March 17, 1933, at Philippi, a son of the late Edgar Andrew and Ethel Moats Ware.

Ralph retired from Copperweld Steel as the superintendent of the finishing department in 1982, after 31 1/2 years of service. He spent the next 30 years enjoying his retirement with his family and friends. He attended North Mar Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and enjoyed woodworking, flower gardening and listening to gospel music.

Mr. Ware is survived by his sweetheart, Helen Shirey of Newton Falls, Ohio; two daughters, Ruth (Bobby) Long of Warren, Ohio, and Tamara (Bruce) Metzler of Warren, Ohio; a son, Lloyd (Julie) Ware of Warren, Ohio; former son-in-law, Craig Bell of Warren, Ohio; sisters, Marcella “Sis” (Raymond) Cutright of Mill Creek and Eleanor Howard of Warren, Ohio; and a brother, David (Jean) Ware of Warren, Ohio. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Seth, Brooke, Benjamin, Jaclyn, Candace, Mallory, Brandon, April, Tammy and Aubrey along with two great-grandchildren, Amyah and Rush.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Channell Ware; a son, Ralph N. Ware; a granddaughter Andrea Ware; and a sister, Daillee Moore.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where the Rev. Robert Long and the Rev. Sam Marullo will officiate. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. and again Saturday one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Bazetta Hillside Cemetery.

The family requests that material contributions be made to the Dunmire Memorial Fund in care of Vlad Pediatrics, 2654 Elm Rd., Medical Complex Building C, Cortland, OH 44410, and/or Hospice of the Valley, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 19, Warren, Ohio 44484, in his memory.

This obituary is courtesy of The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services.