Joseph "Ralph" Filipkowski, age 79, of Brook Park, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2014.
Ralph is survived in life by Lucy (nee Pisano), his beloved wife of 53 years.
He was the loving father of Monica (Richard) Lash, Gregory (Beth), Daniel, Laura (Scott) Cramer, Tina and Patrick (Jennifer); cherished grandfather of Jason, Jessica, Jennifer Lash; Nicholas, Madison, Jacob, Nicole Filipkowski; and Brooke Cramer; dear brother of Edward (deceased) (Mary), Christopher (Dolores deceased), Richard (deceased) (Jane) and Robert (Patricia).
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
The family will receive friends in celebration of Ralph's life at Humenik Funeral Chapel, 14200 Snow Rd., Brook Park, on Thursday May 22nd from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mary Queen of the Apostles, 6455 Engle Rd., Brook Park, on Friday, at 9:30 a.m. Private inurnment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, at a later date. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.
Humenik Funeral Chapel
14200 Snow Road Brook Park, OH 44142
Published in the Erie Times-News on May 21, 2014