Obituary

Ralph F. Mumaw

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VERSAILLES - Ralph F. Mumaw, 89, of Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 1:54 a.m., at Versailles Health Care Center.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1923, near Versailles, to the late Leo Lewis and Mary Alice "Mamie" (Pequignot) Mumaw.
He is survived by his wife, Jane (Hole) Mumaw, of Versailles, whom he married on July 23, 1949; son and daughter-in-law, Terry L. and Joyce Mumaw, of Newport; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Terry Cassel, of Greenville; grandchildren, Heather (Brad) Ingle, Christina (Ryan) Hurley, Angela Fisher, Beth, Darrin and Trish Mumaw, Ben (Tracy) Cassel and Betsy (Aaron) Ward; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl Mumaw, of Versailles, and Don and Norma Mumaw, of Versailles; and sisters and brother-in-law, Ruth Denlinger, of Dayton, and Joan and Fred Jordan, of Sidney.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Robert Mumaw in 1998.
Ralph served in the United States 3rd Army during World War II from 1943-45 as a corporal. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, lifetime member of the Versailles Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in Versailles. He served on the Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years and 17 years helping with Little League Baseball. Ralph worked at the U.S. post office for 34 years, retiring in 1983. He loved collecting antiques and rebuilding gumball and peanut machines.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, with the Rev. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, with a graveside military service conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, as well as on Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Versailles Emergency Medical services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com


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Published in Sidney Daily News on May 14, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Bailey Zechar Funeral Home
653 Hickey Ave | Versailles, OH 45380 | (937) 526-4440
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