BEVERLY, RALPH EDWARD, 75, of Louisville, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013.
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He was born March 15, 1938 in Louisville to Clarence Stanley Beverly and Helen Louise Doll Beverly, both of whom preceded him in death.
Ralph retired after 32 years of service in the Supply Chain Supervision and Systems Project Management with the Ford Motor Company. During his lifetime, he was a Christian, baptized at Audubon Baptist Church. He served as Pewee Valley City Councilman for four terms, and was an Extra Class amateur radio operator, as well as a member of the veteran's organization for Civil Air Patrol retirees. One of the most rewarding moments in his later life came in December, 2006, when he was accepted for membership into the National Society of the Son of the American Revolution.
In 2004, Ralph was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, and was accepted into the lung transplant program at the University Pittsburgh Medical Center. On March 28, 2007 he received a donor lung.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Catherine (Mosley) Beverly; son, David Lynn Beverly; daughters, Dawn Carole (Shannon) Sullivan of Louisville and Beth Ann (John) Healey of Winter Springs, FL; grandchildren, Brandy Lynn Singhiser, David Allan (Amber) Beverly, Jessica Elayne (Kevin) McGee, Daniel Edward Beverly, Tabitha Louise Beverly, Ian Christopher Healey, Evan James Healey and Ethan John Healey; great-granddaughters, Madeline Audrey Quinlan and Kadance Marie Beverly; great-grandson, Michael Lee Embry; sister, Carole Louise (Robert) Carlson of Dayton, OH; brother, Gary Thomas (Patricia) Beverly; and one niece, four nephews and their families.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville, with burial to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in the form of contributions may be made to Lung Transplant Institute of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 or the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Foundation for research, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL, 60611.
Ratterman Brothers - East Louisville
12900 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40243
Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 27, 2013