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Dr. Ralph Muckley(1920 – 2013)

Ralph Muckley passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on January 7, 2013, in Rancho Bernardo, CA. Ralph was born in Brooklyn, NY, to Ralph Muckley Sr. and Marjorie Muckley. After growing up in Oradell, NJ, he attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Upon graduation in 1942 he attended medical school at Columbia University. He met his wife, Gladys Ryan, a nurse, while both were working at the Veteran's Hospital in Jackson, MS. After their marriage they moved to New Hampshire where Ralph completed his residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth.
In 1954, Ralph and Gladys moved to Covina, CA, where Ralph started his practice at Magan Medical Clinic, and the couple raised their three children. Ralph worked at Magan Clinic for thirty years and developed many cherished friendships. After retiring, Ralph and Gladys moved to San Diego in 2000 and settled in Rancho Bernardo.
Ralph "Pop" was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He loved sports and his many interests included playing college soccer and tennis, as well as family ski trips to Mammoth Mountain. In later years he enjoyed playing golf, gardening, water color painting, and sharing good times with friends and family. Pop especially liked camping and fly fishing in the great outdoors, traveling to Montana, Idaho and the Sierras as often as possible.
Dr. Muckley was a man who lived his life by the Golden Rule, and his kindness and generosity has been an inspiration to all of his friends and family. He will be sadly missed by his loving family; his wife of 65 years, Gladys; children, Michael (Kathy), Steve (Terry) and Margie; grandchildren, Chris, Dan (Rose), Brian (Codi), Eric, Nicole and Lauren; great-grandchildren, Kadin and Brenden; and his extended family of friends and colleagues.
Published in the Pomerado News on Jan. 17, 2013
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