Ralph A. Day, Jr., 88, of 5410 Route 474, Ashville, N.Y., passed away at 8:04 a.m. Monday (June 4, 2013) in the Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.
A lifelong area resident, he was born June 28, 1924, in Ripley, N.Y., a son of the late Ralph A. and Bertha Marie Randall Day.
He attended the Ripley Central School and the Eastern Bible Institute in Green Lane, P.
Ralph A. Day, Jr.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from Nov. 15, 1945, to Dec. 4, 1946, during World War II where he received the Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal.
Before his retirement in 1989, he was employed by the former Jamestown Metal Corporation for over 30 years. Following his retirement he had worked for the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation as a parking attendant.
He was a member of the Restored Church of God in Orchard Park, N.Y., and was a member of the American Legion.
He was one who put God first in his life and will be remembered as one who loved playing his guitar and working in his garden.
Surviving are two daughters, Darlene (Kevin) Conway of Ashville, N.Y., AND Joyce (Jon) Ettinger of Warren, Pa.; a son, Elroy Day of Charlotte, N.C.; two granddaughters, Meghan Conway and Kayla Conway, both of Ashville; his former wife, Janet Day of Jamestown; three sisters, Mildred Day of California and Lucille Lundquist and Dorothy Day, both of Ripley, N.Y.; and two brothers, Francis Day of Rochester, N.Y., and Clarence Day of Ohio.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Kenneth and Walter Day.
The funeral was held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 11 in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Goebel, pastor of the Restored Church of God, officiated. Burial was in the Blockville Union Cemetery. Friends were received for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, N.Y. 14750.
Light a candle in remembrance of Ralph at www.lindfuneralhome.com.