Ralph Wayne Scranton

07/26/1939 - 02/20/2015 Obituary
Ralph Wayne Scranton Obituary
Ralph Wayne Scranton, age 75, Bakersfield, California died peacefully on February 20, 2015.
He was born July 26th, 1939 in Salem, Oregon to Ralph and Blanche (Lewis) Scranton. He was raised in Independence, Oregon. Graduating from Central High School in 1957.
Wayne was married in Dallas, Oregon on January 17, 1959 to Cora Swanstrom. They were married for 56 years.
Wayne attended several Colleges and Universities before being drafted by the United States Army. Basic training was completed at Fort Ord, California. After graduating basic training he was stationed at Fort Gordon, Augusta, Georgia. Upon discharge from the Army, Wayne worked for Bank of America for five years before returning to college to obtain his degree and teaching credential from Fresno State University.
Wayne began teaching for the Standard School District in Oildale, California on September 1, 1970. After 32 years of teaching, he retired June 7, 2002.
Preceded in death were his sister LaVelle Foster and parents Ralph and Blanche Scranton. He leaves behind his wife Cora Scranton of Bakersfield, California. Wayne had two children, Toni (John) Dougherty, Henderson, Nevada and Terry (Lisa) Scranton, Roseville, California.
Wayne also had five grandchildren: Dustin (Patricia) Jones, Bakersfield, California, PFC Jessica Dougherty, Fort Hood, Texas, Tyler Scranton, Reno, Nevada, Jennifer Dougherty, Henderson, Nevada and Taylor Scranton, Roseville, California. Along with three great-grandchildren: Jordan and Jonathan Casteel and Colby Jones.
He also leaves behind his sister Yvonne Pettit, Monmouth, Oregon, nieces: DeAnn Pettit and Nancy Koffler and nephews: Danny Pettit, Leland Foster and Gary Foster.
After retiring from teaching Wayne spent a lot of time playing cribbage with his friends and became a lifetime member of the American Cribbage Congress, where he participated and won several tournaments. Wayne loved to take the grandkids fishing. He was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching track and field, professional basketball, football, baseball, and NASCAR Racing. When he could, he enjoyed spending time in Morro Bay, California.
Wayne was a frequent blood donor and donated a total of 14 gallons in his lifetime.
Wayne was cremated and his ashes will be dispersed at a later date. No services per his request.
We will all carry your memory in our hearts.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 8, 2015
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