I want to let you know how saddened we are by Ralph’s death but I also want to share a memory I have of him.
A few years ago, Jonathon and I were playing at Neahwa Park. I saw a car pull up in the distance. Out jumped Ralph and a little girl. He pulled out a bike and helped out the little girl who I surmised was his great-niece. Ralph helped her ride the bike. I was impressed at his ability to keep up with her. They were having such a great time together. I thought, how fortunate she is to have Ralph as her uncle.
From what I have heard about Ralph, I realize that this was another example of the tremendous impact he had on people and how fortunate his family, friends, colleagues and students were to know him.
My condolences to you and Ralph’s family.