Ralph Merrihew

Ralph L. Merrihew

Saturday, March 1st, 1952 - Monday, May 27th, 2019
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Ralph L. Merrihew, 67, passed away on Monday May 27th at Ellis Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Sharon, CT, Ralph was the son of Ralph H. Merrihew of Lynchburg, Va. and the late Ada (Parmalee) Merrihew .

A graduate of Duanesburg High School, Ralph was a self-employed carpenter and also had his degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. He loved working with his hands, gardening and spending time with his family.

Ralph is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years Sandra M. (Jewett) Merrihew, his children, Jeffrey L. Merrihew (Sheila Holder) of Niskayuna and Serena M. Smith (James) of Blandford, Ma., his grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Smith, brothers, Robert Merrihew (Rene’) of Delanson, W. James Merrihew of Schenectady, Michael Merrihew (Michelle) of Florida, sisters, Sharon Jewett (Late Donald) of Lynchburg, Va. and Debbie LeBier of Schenectady and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on Saturday June 1st from 11 to 12 noon at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady to which family and friends are invited to attend.

In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4 Atrium Drive, Suite 100, Albany, NY, 12205.
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    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
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