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Thomas Ralph, Sr. of Whiting, NJ on December 5, 2012. Beloved husband of Lorraine (White). Thomas is survived by four children, Thomas Carli, Jr, Patricia Ann Miller, Marianne Wall, Jo Ann Brietweiser and predeceased by a daughter, the late Lori Ann Salvaty. He is survived by a brother, Ramon Carli and a sister, Marilyn McGuirl. A loving grandfather, he leaves nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A US Navy veteran in World War II, he then worked for over 30 years at Colgate-Palmolive in Jersey City, retiring in 1985. Thomas was active in the VFW, Past Commander of Edward McDowell Post 2648, North Bergen, Past District 3 Commander, VFW of Hudson County and life member of Toms River American Legion and life member of the VFW Cooties, Bayville, NJ. Also an EMT, he was a life member of the Whiting First Aid Squad.
Funeral Service at Leber Funeral Home, Union City, Wednesday, 11 AM. Interment, New Jersey Veterans Cemetery. Visitation on Today and Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 PM. In memory of Thomas, the family suggest Memorial Gifts to Community Medical Center, Van Dyke Hospice, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755.
Published in The Record/Herald News from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2012