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Ralph Lewis Naines

7-16-1946 to 7-5-2013. From complications of Melanoma. Native San Franciscan; son of Joseph & Helen Naines. Graduate St. Anne's ('60) and St. Ignatius HS ('64); set AAA/CIF-SF swim records: 50-yd Freestyle/Back, & 200-yd Relay ('61-64). AA-Fire Science (CCSF), 1971 joined SFFD; proud firefighter for 28 years; retired 1998. A unique and special man with a fun-loving attitude and positive outlook on life, Ralph will be remembered for his optimistic spirit, good nature, strong opinions, a brave and generous heart, love of a party, and unflagging support for his 49ers. Lived in SF & Marin, sailed his boat in Baja, Mexico, retired to So. Lake Tahoe to ski, sail, fish and backpack the Sierra, with his beloved dog, Hoku. Leaves behind his wife, Ting Yi, and stepson James. Lovingly remembered by close friends Cash, Starr, Joyce and John. A private celebration of his life was held July 27.

Remembrances may be placed on McFarlane Mortuary's website at: "http://mcfarlanemortuary.com/memsol.cgi?user=1034195Naines..."

Please donate to: San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation, c/o Local 798, 1139 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Aug. 11, 2013
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