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Ralph L. Killmer Jr.

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Ralph L. Killmer Jr. Obituary
Ralph L. Killmer, Jr., 84, a resident of Mountain Top, died Friday, April 25, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Mr. Killmer was born in West Conshohocken, Pa., son of the late Ralph L. Killmer, Sr. and Mary DeWees Killmer. He was a graduate of West Conshohocken High School and had been employed by Acme Markets for more than 40 years, retiring as an executive in 1985. He was also a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the Air Force as a staff sergeant. He received the Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal;, the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He spent his early life in West Conshohocken, later moving to Maryland in 1964. He came to this area in 1982 prior to his retirement in 1985. While a West Conshohocken resident, he had been a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, Conshohocken, where he was a member of the vestry and Sunday school superintendent. Since coming to this area, he was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, serving as a member of the vestry, senior warden and chalice bearer and was a past lay Eucharistic minister.
He was a member of Fritz Lodge #308, Free and Accepted Masons, Conshohocken, for more than 50 years. He was also a former member of the Fairview Township Zoning Board and a Little League coach and secretary of basketball and golf leagues. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by sisters, Helen Risell and Anne Earl.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Alice Grain Killmer, at home; son, the Rev. Dr. J. Mark Killmer and his wife, Suzanne, Highland, Ind.; a daughter, Alice Daisley, Baltimore, Md.; grandchildren, Laurie Pechie and her husband, Danny, Denise Magoto and her husband, John, Stephanie Killmer and Scott and Kurt Daisley; sisters, Mary Pearson and Wilhelmina Killmer; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Brian Pavlac, Ph. D., officiating. Interment will be in George Washington Memorial Park, Plymouth Meeting, at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church on Tuesday. The family will receive family and friends prior to the service in the Kirkendall Room at St. Stephen's.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations be made to: St. Stephen's Episcopal ProCathedral, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
Published in on Apr. 27, 2014
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