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Ralph J. Papandrea, Sr.

Obituary for Ralph J. Papandrea, Sr.

February 5, 2017
New Hope, Pennsylvania


Ralph J. Papandrea, Sr., 88, of New Hope, PA passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Ralph was born in Locri, Italy and came to the United States at the age of 18. He served in the US Army, became a proud US citizen and settled in the Philadelphia area. He first worked as a tailor, then a shipyard worker. He attended television repair school at night and worked in that field until retirement. While raising his family Ralph also coached many in soccer and baseball. Upon retiring he became an avid golfer and was also a member of his community bowling team. What Ralph enjoyed most was time spent with his family and friends.

Ralph , son of the late Francesco & Giuseppa, is survived by his wife Karen (nee Riggs), his children, Patti Klein (Jack), Ralph J., Jr. (Cindy), Rich (Sue), Jacki Schools (Pat), Jeff Croasmun & Jill DePaul (Mike), 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several cousins. He lovingly welcomed as his own the many who made up his extended family.

Family and friends are invited to Ralph's Life Celebration, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Sunday, February 12 at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, PA 18902 followed by his Funeral Mass at 7:00pm. Interment with Military Honors will take place on Monday, February 13 at 10:00 am at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd., Newtown, PA 18940 (the funeral procession will form Monday at 8:45am at Leaver/Cable of Buckingham, Rte 202 & Quarry Rd.).

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bucks County Tour of Honor, P.O. Box 689, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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  • Bucks County Tour of Honor
    P.O. Box 689
    Doylestown, PA 18901

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4886 Old York Road
Quarry Rd
Buckingham, PA 18912
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