Again, farewell my friend. You are missed more and more as time goes by.
I have just noticed this, and my condolences to all the close friends and family members.
My fathers Lane S. White knew Ralph and I,(Mike White) had the pleasure to meet and talk with Ralph back in the 80's.My dad bought his first Black Widwow from Ralph.As some may know his knowledge and expertise really was priceless and unique.
We stoped by the house,back in the days once and needless to say his charisma and personality was something to behold. At the gunshows,it was always one of the best times to swing by and admire all the lugers,and get a chance to see him. Ofcourse that was awhile back,but of interest,he always remember me and spent the time to talk.
He was one of americas "greatest generation" and on my dad and my behalf we just wanted to send our condolences and let everyone know we had some fond memories of Ralph.
Michael H. White
Dear Nancy and Family,
As you know I purchased my first Luger from Ralph over 53 years ago. Never met Ralph, you or your daughter Nancy until my wife Doreen surprised me with a trip to your home several years ago. A joyful surprise it was indeed!
What a pleasure to meet Ralph and you Nancy after so many years of telephone calls and letters. It was also a joy to see Ralph's beautiful Luger collection. Many of these Lugers I had admired for years viewing them in various Luger reference books. It was a pleasure beyond words to actually hold some of these treasured pieces
May God be with you Nancy and your family during this difficult time. I know that Doreen has called on several occasions to express our condolences. However, when I saw this opportunity, I wanted to once again on behalf of both Doreen and I express God speed and always remember our thoughts and prayers will remain with you!
PS: Do you remember the Christmas Cookies my Mother would send you so many, many years ago.
Ronald & Doreen Swan
SO SORRY TO READ ABOUT RALPH'S PASSING.
RALPH AND I SERVED ON THE POSSE,AND RODE TOGETHER MANY TIMES IN THE PATROL CAR. NOT ONLY DID I ENJOY WORKING WITH HIM I REALLY ENJOYED HIS FRIENDSHIP AND COMPANY.
REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.
DESMOND HOOEY SUN CITY WEST,ARIZONA.
I have just learned of Mr. Shattuck's passing. I also bought my first Luger from him about 12 years ago. Special condolenances to his family.