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(Age 93)  

Died at home in Alexandria, Virginia on February 15, 2014. Mr. Schweinefuss was a retired golf caddy, machine tool inspector, advertising writer, US Navy Commander, US Intelligence Official, Veteran of World War II and Korean War. He was a native of Erlanger, Kentucky. BA Degree University of Cincinnati; graduate study Tulane University, New Orleans. Interests included family, sports, portrait and landscape painting, genealogy, volunteerism, sailing, and fishing the Chesapeake Bay area.
Predeceased in 2002 by wife Lillian A. Kelly Schweinefuss; sister Rita S. Judd and brother Thomas Arnold Schweinefuss. Survivors include: Thomas John and wife Mary Beth Richards Schweinefuss of Alexandria, VA; daughter Molly C. Schweinefuss and husband James Dameron of Scottsville, VA; grandsons Jonathan, Charles, and Joseph Schweinefuss of Alexandria, VA; James R. and Lanai Dameron, Waycross, GA. Fondly-respected in-laws include: Alfred and Jo Kelly, Mary Fiorini, Gerald Kelly, and Ann E. Kelly, all of Cincinnati; many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors. Ralph will be missed by his faithful companion dog Salty.
Visitation will be held at Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron St. Alexandria, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday February 21. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 310 S. Royal St. Alexandria, VA on Saturday, February 22, at 9:30 a.m. followed by interment in church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Catholic Charities or ALIVE.

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Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-1800
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Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2014
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