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Ralph (Jack) Ketron, 92, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully at his residence on April 4, 2021. He was born on May 10, 1928 in Middletown, Ohio to Arch and Mary (Stowe) Ketron.
Ralph was a proud Navy veteran. After a 30-year military career in the US Navy, he worked for Empire Machinery Co. for 25 years until his retirement. Ralph enjoyed riding his bike, walking, caring for his yard, and spending time with his beloved wife, Betty, until her passing in 2016.
Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Mary; wife, Betty; bonus son, Walter J. Vilish; and several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his bonus daughter, Linda Ammell; bonus daughter-in-law, Anna Marie Vilish; seven bonus grandchildren; fifteen bonus great grandchildren; and two bonus great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona on April 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Donations in Ralph’s honor can be made to Hospice of the Valley or The American Legion.