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Thursday, December 06, 2012

 

RALPH EMERSON QUICK, PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, FORMERLY OF PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Ralph Emerson Quick, formerly of Port Jervis, died Tuesday, November 27, in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 66 years old. Ralph was born December 17, 1945 in Middletown,NY the son of the late Sidney Jesse Quick and Helen Fiero Quick . He graduated from Port Jervis High School in 1964 and worked for both Kolmar Laboratories and Hosking Electric as an Electrician. Ralph joined the U.S. Navy in October 1966 and served as a Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class He was a Parachute Rigger and served on the attack squadron on the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS Enterprise. He received a letter of commendation for outstanding performance on the USS Independence for superior combat effectiveness during massive air strikes against North Vietnam in July-Nov 1965. Ralph was proud to serve his country and appreciated the opportunities it gave him to see many beautiful places in the world. He met Linda Garms, the love of his life, in 1972. He moved to Florida in 1974 and she joined him there the same year. They were married in February, 1981. Ralph continued his work as an Electrician in Florida, working for several Yacht manufacturers until he injured his foot and was unable to continue working. Ralph was a collector of antiques, coins and memorabilia. He enjoyed treasure hunting and restoring 1956 Chevys. He was fascinated with World History, particularly that of World War II. He loved music; rock & roll in his early years and country western in his later years. He also enjoyed the Wagon Wheel Flea Market, where he spent many weekends, selling items and talking to people. Ralph is survived by his wife Linda, at home, his sister Carol Langlitz and her husband Mel of Thompson Ridge NY, his brother Robert and his wife Barbara of Port Jervis NY, his brother Sidney and his wife Marie (Sis) of Otisville, NY, his dog Holly and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Ralph's life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Port Jervis on Thursday, December 13 at 11:00. Rev. Jay Losher will officiate. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jervis, 60 Sussex Street, Port Jervis, NY, 12771, or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main Street, Port Jervis, NY. For information,directions or to send a condolence note tot he family visit knight-auchmoody.com

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