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SCHULER, RALPH A. May 14, 1936 to February 3, 2013 Our beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, Ralph A. Schuler, died on February 3, 2013. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, to Lona and Adam Schuler. Ralph graduated from Monticello High School in Wisconsin and from St. Louis University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Ralph married his high school sweetheart, the former Joyce Hawley, on August 10, 1957. They moved to San Diego and settled in Pacific Beach. Ralph started his career at Convair (General Dynamics). He continued his career working for Cal Trans as a Civil Engineer where he earned his California Professional Civil Engineering License. Ralph then worked for AMS, a building supply company for many years, before returning to Cal Trans and retiring. Ralph was happiest when fixing and building things to perfection. He was a proud member of the Model A Club of San Diego. Ralph lived most of his life in the same house in which he raised his family in Pacific Beach. Yet, he never forgot his roots as a boy from a small town in Wisconsin. His loyalty to his family, his integrity, and his work ethic will be remembered by all who knew him. Ralph is survived by his wife, Joyce, of fifty-five years; his three daughters, sons-in-law and seven grandchildren: Laura (Todd) Ellenberger, Sam and Jacob; Debra (Dave) Prevo, John and Ashley; Lisa (John) Barron, Ryan, Jack and Ava. Others include his brother Donald Schuler and his sister Beth Berninger. Services for Ralph will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd. 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540, or online at www.autismspeaks.org "In Remembrance of Ralph Schuler."

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Feb. 10, 2013
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