Ralph B. Stilan Sr.

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COEYMANS Ralph B. Stilan Sr., 82, died Sunday, August 10, 2003. Ralph was born in Albany and had lived most of his life in Coeymans before moving to Guilderland Center Nursing Home. He graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1943 and until recently attended all his class reunions. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and was a member of the Golden Circle. Ralph served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1985, he retired after 37 years with the New York State Liquor Authority. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Survivors include his sons, Ralph Stilan Jr. of Slingerlands, Eric Stilan of Calif. and William Stilan of Scotia; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 7:00 Thursday evening, August 14 at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena with a calling hour preceding the service starting at 6 p.m. Contributions in memory of Ralph may be made to St. Lawrence University, c/o Annual Drive, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617-7900.

Published in Albany Times Union from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2003
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