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Ralph Pistorese, 90, of Mukilteo, WA passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2012.
Ralph A. Pistorese
Ralph Pistorese was born to Albert and Mary Pistorese on August 14, 1922 in Cle Elum, WA. After graduating from HS, he attended WSU in Pullman, WA and joined the V12 Naval Reserve program. He left school when called to active duty and served as a US Marine Corps Infantry Officer during WWII. Returning from the service he went on to complete his degree in Education and graduated from WSU in 1947.
Ralph began teaching in the Arlington School District, but was recalled to active duty and served in the Korean Conflict in 1951. Ralph was honorably discharged from the US Marine Corps with the rank of Captain in 1952.
Ralph and Maxine were married on June 4, 1951, in Seattle WA. He returned to teaching in Arlington, WA and eventually became the Superintendent of Schools from 1959-1967. The family then moved to Sunnyside, WA where Ralph was first the Assistant Superintendent of Schools, and finally the Superintendent of Schools from 1970-1979. At that time Ralph retired. In 1995, the family settled in Mukilteo WA, where Ralph and Maxine enjoyed many years golfing and enjoying their family.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Maxine; sons, Brent (Linda), Todd (Lee); daughter, Jan; grandchildren, Erin, Brad, Tara, Jamie, Sarah, Joe, and Nick; and great-grand-daughter, Bryn.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, Children's Hospital, and Fred Hutchinson's Cancer Research.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2012