Memorial Mass for Ralph is on Sat. Nov. 23rd – Tues. Nov. 5, 2019

The Memorial Mass for Ralph Smith will be on Sat. Nov. 23rd at 11 am at St.Isidore’s Church in Danville with reception to follow in the church hall. St. Isidore’s is at 440 La Gonda. From 680 take exit 40 West on El Cerre to south on La Gonda.

Ralph Smith, avid Cal fan.

Love this picture of Ralph which his daughter, Janet Keeter Smith, posted on Facebook yesterday afternoon. It was taken at the Smith house in Alamo. I like the way one of Ralph’s Tiffany lamps is reflected in the window.

Janet wrote:
“This morning after 89 years on this Earth we lost our Dad and my Mom’s best friend. He was an amazing artist, athlete and family man. Our family is grateful for all the support over the last couple of years. Ralph Smith is now at peace.”

Ralph and Joan’s oldest son Dave Smith of Portland posted this picture of himself and his Dad:

Dave Smith with his Dad, Ralph Smith.

Yesterday on Facebook Dave wrote:

David Smith is feeling sad.

November 3 at 7:

“Early this morning my Dad passed away after a long health battle at the age of 89. He and Mom were married for 61 years. As a demonstration of his toughness, he’d outlived the doctors predictions by a year. I like to think that he and death got tired of fighting and called a truce – he gets to rest now. Watch out though, He’ll be tougher in heaven!

“Miss you already Dad”

Dave also posted this picture of Ralph and Joan on their wedding day, Sept.6, 1958.

Newlyweds Joan Canty Smith & Ralph Smith – Sept. 6, 1958, Corpus Christi Church, Piedmont, CA.


3 thoughts on “Memorial Mass for Ralph is on Sat. Nov. 23rd – Tues. Nov. 5, 2019

  1. Monica M. November 6, 2019 at 08:40 Reply

    What a nice post, Aunt Barbara. I especially love the wedding photo. Ken looks so much like him! Wow. Uncle Ralph will be missed–he was always good for a great conversation at one of our family get togethers.

  2. B Wheeler November 6, 2019 at 21:59 Reply

    Ken certainly does look the most like Ralph. Ken’s hair is lighter.

  3. Danny D November 8, 2019 at 08:35 Reply

    Much love my brother. Ralph & Joan we’re like our family in high school times, love goes out. We will b there

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