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“Dad, I love you and miss you! I wish I could still call you on the telephone and talk for a few minutes. I want to thank you for everything you did...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Alex Garey - Chicago, IL

“With our deepest Sympathies to Midge and Charlie Joseph and family, and to the extended families, Ralph was a great man, he had a lot of love, and he...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: David Lee and Mary Rose Kimmel

“RIP Ralph, Father-in-law and friend. You were truly one of the "Greatest Generation" You are and always will be loved and missed.Marsha, Al, Stephen,...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Marsha Mertz - Noblesville, IN

“I'm Ralph's son, Tom's neighbor. I met Ralph several times at the library branch where I work, right after the deaths of my parents. He was very kind...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Melinda Landis - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, comfort your family during this difficult time. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Nikki Davis

Marlene Place & Sadie “So sorry to hear of your Father's passing. We lived next door to you and had many memories of growing up with Ilene and Midge and the rest of the...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Marlene Repine Place - Huntertown, IN

“God Bless You Ralph..Dear Friend ! The years pass but your friendship will last in my memory. Always smiling and greet me with a hug and hand shake....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jan Bodigon - fort wayne, IN


Ralph T. Garey, Sr., 91, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Boise, ID. Born in Ft. Wayne, Ralph was an Army WWII Veteran and worked at Fruehauf Trailer for 33 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree and the American Legion Post #178 in Garrett. He loved seeing his grandchildren and was an avid bowler. Surviving are his sons, Tom (Fely) Garey of Ft. Wayne and Alex Garey of Chicago, IL; daughters, Ilene (Bill) Allmond of Meridian, ID, Midge (Charlie) Joseph of Auburn, IN, Cindy (Dan) Zimmerman of Huntington, IN, Marsha (Alan) Mertz of Noblesville, IN and Krista (Jacob) Kelly of Ft. Wayne; sister, Loretta Longsworth of Kendallville, IN; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Martha Garey; first wife, Mary Garey; and sister, Rosella Johnson. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 am, August 8, 2012 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 8 pm Tuesday at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd with a Rosary at 4 pm. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Memorials to Catholic Charities or Masses. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.