Ralph was born in the state of Massachusetts on 16 January 1927. He enlisted in the United States Navy on 28 December 1944 serving in World War II until being discharged on 2 December 1946. He married a girl named Genevieve and was employed at Osley & Whitney eventually becoming President of the company in the 1960s. He was also a member of the Westfield Trade High School Advisory Committee. He passed away on 7 March 2000 in Orlando, Florida of natural causes and was buried in St. Thomas Cemetery in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
- Westfield Trade/Vocational High School Yearbooks
- U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs/Nationwide Gravesite Locator