October 23, 1910 - July 6, 2013
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Ralph Eugene Gain was born in Pasadena, Ca on October 23, 1910 to George W. Gain and Lillian M. Gain. He passed away peacefully at Villa Gardens on July 6, 2013 where he had lived happily since 2002. Ralph was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years, Kathryn Robison Gain, in 1986 and by his son, Robert Coldham Gain, in 1972.
Mr. Gain graduated from Pasadena High School in 1929 and from UCLA in 1934 where he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. He had a successful business career with The Suburban Companies where he served as Financial Vice President from 1948 until his retirement in 1975. He lived in Claremont, CA from 1950 until 2002 when he moved back to his hometown of Pasadena.
He was an avid traveler with a passion for riding trains in Europe which he did until he was in his mid 90s. He also enjoyed cruising and took 49 cruises in his lifetime. He had a love for bridge and gin rummy and was a fan of Big Band music. In his later years he spent much of his time "surfing the web" on his computer.
He was respected and admired by his family and a large circle of friends. He was a humble man who always underestimated his impact on others. He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Judy Gain of Pasadena; grandchildren Kristin G. Ritterbush(David) of Danville, CA and Robert C. Gain, Jr. of San Francisco; great grandchildren Jack, Katie and Matthew Ritterbush; and daughter-in-law Carol Sandvik of Aurora, CO.
Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Pasadena Community Foundation, 260 S. Los Robles Avenue, Suite 119, Pasadena, CA 91101. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena Directors.
Cabot & Sons Funeral Directors
27 Chestnut St Pasadena, CA 91103
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 10, 2013