Ralph Stricklin, age 91 of Ravenna, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, while at the Woodlands at Robinson.
He was born September 4, 1922, in Clendenin, West Virginia. Ralph proudly served his country as a member of the US Army. He received the Purple Heart and Victory Medal with two Bronze Stars while serving in France and Africa during WWII. Ralph worked as a carpenter and later as a press operator at the Chrysler Twinsburg Plant. He was a member of the Springfield Church of the Nazarene and former member of the Ravenna Moose and Ravenna VFW.
Survivors include his daughters: Barbara J. Stricklin and Miriam (Roy) Kellison both of Ravenna, his two grandsons, and his two great-grandsons.
Ralph was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years Eileen Stricklin, his father George Stricklin, his mother Bessie Kidd, and his brother Gene Stricklin.
Cremation has taken place and private graveside services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery on a later date.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.
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I Had the 'Great Privilege' to know Mr. Stricklin and meet with him on several occasions. He was 'So Kind and Humble'... and 'Jovial'! He Would 'Surely' Make One Laugh! Mr. Stricklin Always Looked the Same...He Never Changed! God Bless Him. Sincerely, Linda Allen Dolan
A wonderful Uncle who will be greatly missed. Another of the "Greatest Generation" has left us to be with his Creator. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.