RALPH JAMES RADCLIFFE
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October 15, 2013
Ralph James Radcliffe, 95, of North Fort Myers, FL passed away Tuesday October 15, 2013. He was born July 2, 1918 in Chicago, IL. Ralph was a pilot in US Army Air Corp 1942-1946. Lt. Col. in Air Force Reserves retired in 1978. He was car sales manager at Lattof Motors, Arlington Heights, IL. He was a member of Air Force Reserve Officers Assn., VFW and Elks Club. Ralph & wife Mary Lou moved to N. Fort Myers in 1985 from Des Plaines, IL. He was an avid golfer (proud 3 time hole-in-oner) still playing until his death.
Ralph is survived by his companion of 18 years, Patricia (nee Dwyer) Zimmerman; daughters, Elizabeth (Larry) Elwood of Murrieta, CA and Barbara (Glenn) Ober of Crystal Lake, IL; brother, Albert (Diana) Radcliffe of Lake Suzy, FL; five grandchildren, Kenneth (Cortney) Elwood, Bryan (Valerie) Elwood, Linda (nee Ober) (Scott) Schweiger, Paul Ober and Matthew Richards; five great grandchildren and 17 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Mary Louise (nee Johnson); daughter, Bonnie Lynn Radcliffe; brothers, George and David Radcliffe; sisters, Edith Brickwood, Clarice Dannhauer and Helen Foley.
Per Mr. Radcliffe's request there will be no services at this time. His Family shared a Celebration of his life on his 95th birthday in July.
Arrangements are with National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, FL
Published in The News-Press on Oct. 23, 2013