OBITUARY

Ralph D'Errico Jr.

December 23, 1952May 14, 2019
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Ralph D'Errico Jr., age 66 went peacefully on Tuesday May 14, 2019. Ralph was born December 23, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio.

A funeral service for Ralph will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Montecito Valley View Chapel, 3520 E. Washington Street, Colton, California. Following the funeral service will be an interment at 2:30 PM at Montecito Memorial Park, 3520 E. Washington Street, Colton, California.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.montecitomemorialparkandmortuary.com for the D'Errico family.

Services

29 May

Funeral Service

1:00 pm

Montecito Valley View Chapel

3520 E. Washington Street
Colton, California

29 May

Interment

2:30 pm

Montecito Memorial Park

3520 E. Washington Street
Colton, California

Memories

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Jan and Kevin Nick

May 24, 2019

As part of the School of Nursing Family, Kevin and I also remember Ralph coming with Ellen to our Spiritual Retreats at Camp Cedar Falls and they went on Bird walks with us in the morning. I remember him teaching us all how to fly fish, and how to make the fly to put on the line. With his typical gentleness and patience, he would demonstrate the cast with grace, and we would awkwardly try to duplicate. I remember his eyes would light up when talking about the different and very intricate flies and showing us one of his special flies that was featured in a magazine along with his photo. The detailed craftsmanship really caught the attention of Kevin who also likes to make things with his hands. I remember seeing photos of him and Ellen fly fishing in beautiful rivers around the U.S., and thought how refreshing to the spirit it must have been. Finally, Ellen had such an endearing name and used to refer to him as "Ralphie." Rest in peace, Ralphie, rest in Jesus. Jan and Kevin Nick

Ken Campbell

May 21, 2019

Ralph was a steadfast and loyal friend. He was kind and generous to a fault. It was a pleasure and an honor to call him my friend, and he was like the brother I never had, there through the good times and bad. I shall dearly miss him all of my remaining days, and will fondly cherish all the wonderful times spent fishing with him on rivers, streams, and lakes. Rest In Peace, dear friend.

Nia Martin

May 21, 2019

Dr. D,

May the angels in heaven send comfort in the days of storm.

May our prayers be with you to give you strength during this time of loss.

Deepest Condolences,
PhD Student Community

Deborah and John Henry

May 17, 2019

Dear Ellen,

Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you. May loving memories help to comfort you each day. All our love, Deborah and John

Beth Johnston Taylor

May 16, 2019

Dear Ellen,

Hugs to you as you walk through this valley in the shadows. Even though there is sadness, may you fear not, knowing God is with you. Surely goodness will follow you....

I remember your telling me the story of how you met Ralph. It is a good one! Standing in line, waiting... reading the ads to avert boredom... how one caught your heart... how your life was forever changed.

You've lived for easily over a dozen years with Damocles' sword hanging over you. What a crucible. What inner strength it has honed.

May there be hints of springtime amidst this wintery season of grief, exhaustion, and personal upheaval. All will be well...some day... 'Til then, we have this hope....

Love you,
Beth

Zelne Zamora

May 16, 2019

I remember Ralph and Ellen were avid fishermen. They did a demo for one of the spiritual retreats for the LLU School of Nursing on how to cast a fishing line. Many nursing students thought that was a highlight of the retreat as Ralph showed them all of the lures and baits he had tied himself as well as casting fishing lines on the field. I will remember the photos of him in his fishing hat and waders! It was a good time and tied in well with the message about being "fishers of men".

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