Rochester: Was reunited with his wife May 9, 2019 in Heaven, at the age of 80.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Ethel Barbaro.
Survived by his children, Kimberly (Rod) Wasicsko & Matthew (Kathy) Barbaro; grandchildren, Heather (Jeffrey) Meadows, Tyler Brisbane, Elijah Shechter, Jessica Barbaro, Julia Shechter, & Allison Barbaro; great grandchildren, Amelia Brisbane & Seth Jonas; siblings, Dorothea (Dan) Hadsell & Michael Barr; & many nieces nephews & cousins.
Ralph had a passion for so many things; history, antique cars, flying small airplanes, good food, & time with family & friends. He was also a devout Catholic.He was a founding member & board member of St. Christopher's Church in Chili. He assisted in the planning & building of the church.
He was born & raised in Olean NY. Later moved to Rochester to work at Eastman Kodak. He met his beloved wife Ethel, & they raised their two kids in Chili for several years. Ralph later moved to Cape Cod to be closer to his son Matthew & his family. In his final years he moved to Canandaigua to be closer to his daughter Kimberly & her family. He resided at Clark Meadows Assisted living until moving to Hospeace House where he passed peacefully.
Calling hours will be Thursday May 16, 2-4pm & 6-8pm, at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 2636 Ridgeway Avenue. Funeral Mass Friday May 17, 10:30am at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park.
In lieu of flowers please donate in his name to Hospeace House, in Naples NY.