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Ralph A. Suris TOMS RIVER, N.J,.- RALPH A. SURIS, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 17 2012, in Community Medical Center in Toms River, N.J. Born in New York, N.Y., Ralph dedicated his life to helping people. In 1943 at the age of 18, he joined the Navy and participated in operation Overlord (the Normandy Invasion) during World War II. In this campaign he stormed Omaha beach as a combat medic helping his fellow soldiers. Thereafter he continued his service to his country in the pacific campaign serving on the U.S.S. Lexington. After the war ended, he attended New York University and graduated with both bachelor and Master degrees in Physical Therapy. In his efforts to help others, he worked in many hospitals and nursing homes. Most notably, he served as Chief of Physical Therapy at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston for over 15 years. He also owned & operated his own practice, Ralph A. Suris, Physical Therapy- in Kingston. Ralph and his wife lived in Kingston for 43 years; they moved to Toms River one year ago in July. Mr. Suris loved opera and was a firm believer in physical fitness. He was also a member of both the American Legion and the VFW. Ralph was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond and Michael Suris, and Joseph Cepero Lopez. Surviving are his beloved wife, of 43 years, Geraldine Suris; a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Nicole Suris of Burke, Va.; a daughter, Denise Suris and her partner Cathy Young of Rhinebeck; a brother, Louis Suris of Puerto Rico; four grandchildren, Sierra, Emily, Elizabeth, and Michael Suris; a brother-in-law and his wife, Joseph and Catherine Connors of Toms River; a sister-in-law, Ilene Miller of Staten Island; a sister-in-law Rosa Fernandez of Puerto Rico; a sister-in-law, Blanche Cepero Lopez of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Rd., Toms River, followed by a memorial service at 12 noon, at the funeral home. Interment of cremated remains will follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle N.J. Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Parkinson's Foundation, Veterans of Foreign Wars, or The American Legion. To post a tribute please visit www.quinnhopping fh.com.

Published in the Daily Freeman on Nov. 25, 2012
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