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Ralph Holcomb Shirey II June 10, 1940 - February 6, 2021

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On February 6, 2021, Ralph Holcomb Shirey II of Mesa, AZ, went home to be with his Lord and Savior.  Ralph was born in Toledo, OH and soon after graduating high school he joined the United States Coast Guard, 9th District.  Until 2019, he proudly contributed to cooking a large meal in his retirement community on Veteran’s Day.  He met the love of his life, Patricia Lavender, in September of 1958.  They married in 1961 and lived in Traverse City, Michigan until he was Honorably Discharged from the Coast Guard.  Ralph is survived by his wife, Patricia, son Ralph Shirey III, daughter Joy, five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  He is also survived by many siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Services will be closed for just his immediate family.  Rather than sending flowers, his family asks that you use that money to do something nice with, or for, a loved one.  Cherish them and make new memories.  Ralph was the most loving, honorable husband and father.  He loved and served his God, Country and loved ones unconditionally and will be missed immensely but we know that he is now singing Praises to his God.


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    dave pooley says

    I was blessed to have known Ralph since high school. Recently Ralph blessed me more by offering prayers for me after I lost my wife Shirley.. that was so appreciated! May I also say how much I appreciated his service to our country and us! Well done Ralph!
    Now you are enjoying that peace and joy our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promise.. well deserved Ralph.

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