Born on May 9th, 1938, to Jose Roberto and Carmen Rosa Segarra in Santurce Puerto Rico. Moved at 10 years old with his family to Manhattan New York, and two years later moved to New Dorp Beach, Staten Island New York, where he met the love of his life, Marjorie J. Segarra. Married in 1960 for sixty two & a half years. He loved his six children dearly, Sandra, Annette, Ralph, Lisa, Rebecca, and Terell. Along with three more sons, Jose, Steven, Timothy, and one more daughter, Sonia. He also had five grandchildren, Raquel, Sophia, Elisabeth, Jade, Jaylen, Mario & David. As well as four great grandchildren. And many nieces and nephews. Ralph was an unselfish & compassionate man. He is survived by his sisters, Carmen Navarro, Victoria Giunta, and Dawn Segarra. He touched many hearts and had many dear friends. Ralph was a jack of all trades, masonry, master fence worker, and had diversified duties at a welding supply company. Ralph was baptized as one of Jehovahs Witnesses in 1953 and served as an elder from 1973-2023. Known as a man of the scriptures of God’s word the Bible. Ralph and Marjorie moved to Cape Coral, Florida in 2005. He loved to help people, he loved the beach, food, his family and most of all his God Jehovah. Ralph fell asleep in death at home surrounded by his family on May 13th, 2023. We look forward to seeing him again in the new world as promised in Gods word the Bible.
He was imperfect like the rest of us … but Uncle Ralph loved Jehovah and worked hard to serve him throughout his life. He appreciated the spiritual heritage that came with learning the Truth at the time and in the place that our families did … Staten Island, NY in the late 40s/early 50s … and he was happy to share the relics he’d collected over the years with anyone willing to help him pull out the big suitcase, phonograph, folders, files, and envelopes … I’m so grateful that he was such a great archivist and was able to help US to appreciate our own spiritual heritage because of his collection and stories. Jehovah didn’t only use him to help people outside his family to appreciate the truth … he used him to help future generations of his own family to stay strong and remain faithful. I hope that I can stay faithful to the end like Uncle Ralph and be there to welcome him and Dad back in the new world.
You were always so loving, kind, strong, talented, there was nothing you couldn’t do, you always found a way.
You were the best husband, father, grandfather, uncle. Your love for Margie had no boundaries. I know many who were astounded by the love you both shared.
I will always love you, think of you and hold you close in my mind and heart.
Good bye my sweetheart!