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Ralph J Sturligross
  • May 02, 1930
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  • December 24, 2013

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Funeral Mass for Ralph J Stuligross, New Smyrna Beach FL who died December 24, 2013 will be celebrated 11:00 AM Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 998 Fr Donlan Drive New Smyrna Beach FL.
Ralph was born May 2, 1930 in Detroit, MI. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1952 with a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954 with duty in Japan and Taiwan. He worked for General Electric until 1964 where he pioneered the vacuum induction melting and processing of high temperature super alloys for jet engine application. He joined Howmet Corporation in 1964 and pioneered the continuous casting of specialty alloys in bar and rod. He was Vice President of Alloy Operations and retired in 1990.
He and his wife moved from Bingham Farms, MI to New Smyrna Beach in 1994.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Dolores, daughter Sue and Mark Friedrich, son Dennis and Lauren Stuligross and grandchildren David, Michael, Haley and Brian.
Memorial donations are requested to Sacred Heart Catholic School 998 Fr Donlan Drive New Smyrna Beach FL 32168.
 

 







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  1. 04 Jan 2014
    Ed and Betty Toton says:
    Betty and I are deeply saddened by Ralph's passing. He was my very first and best friend as we met fot the first time upon entering the East Quad Dormitory at the University of Michigan in September 1948. We have been close friends ever since.We offer our most heartfelt sympathy to DOLORES, Dennis, Sue and their Families.We have many fond memories, including years of fishing way up in Nothern Ontario.Ralph was an outstanding engineer, businessman and exceptionally friendly individual.Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O Lord, and May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him.May His Soul, and All the Souls of the Faithful Departed Rest in Peace Forever. Amen

  2. 29 Dec 2013
    Mike and Audrey Viglione says:
    Dear Delores,
    To you and all your family, our deepest sympathy and prayers. We will never forget our dear "Michigan Ralph" neighbor and friend. You and he have always been such a caring, loving couple. What a sad loss for all who knew your beloved Ralph.

  3. 29 Dec 2013
    Steve & Judy Moshos says:
    We remember a great man. Especially, "snowballs in the bathtub", and the "run down WestChicago avenue". We will miss you dearly.