Ralph Ardito

Born May 7, 1928

Ralph Ardito, age 89 of Adairsville, passed away on Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013 in Gordon Hospital.

Ralph was born on November 19, 1923 in Hamden, Connecticut. He was the son of the late Charlie Ardito and Marion Battelene Ardito. Ralph was retired from Lockheed Air Craft and was the owner of Ralph Ardito Ditching and Pipeline where he served the city of Smyrna for over 40 years as a contractor. He also served in the United States Army under General George S. Patton in WWII.

Survivors include: two daughters, Rita Whitlock and her husband Bobby of Adairsville and Victoria Ardito of Calhoun; six grandsons, Tony Whitlock of Marietta, Robert Whitlock of Calhoun, Curtis Whitlock of Calhoun, Joey Whitlock of Calhoun, Jimmy Whitlock of Calhoun and Richard Whitlock of Calhoun; two granddaughters; and several great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, March 21st at 11:00am from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with the Reverend Brent Smith officiating. Burial will follow after the funeral at 2:00pm in Kennesaw Memorial Park in Marietta, GA. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial arrangements under the direction of Kennesaw Memorial Park.


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October 10, 2013


Tim Crisler

April 3, 2013

I am very, very, very sorry for the loss of Ralph Ardito. Although I have not seen him in several years, I had known him since the late 70's. The world was a better place for having him in it. He will be missed by many. Rest In Peace....

March 31, 2013

The last Great American Hero. He absolutely loved seeing people happy. I miss you dearly and always will.

Gloria Hames

March 28, 2013

God has taken another angel. Ralph was truly a legend.He had a glowing spirit, kind heart and wonderful sense of humor. I feel honored to have been able to know him. May he rest in pease. Gloria Hames

Carla Jones

March 27, 2013

Frances I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. I know you loved that man dearly. May he rest in peace. May you find comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering in this world because now he is rejoicing in heaven with those that passed before him. I never had the privilege to meet him but if he is anything like you then I know he had to of been a great man.
Love and hugs,

Doris Gaddis Bartlett

March 24, 2013

I was so shocked to hear the Ralph had passed away. I really thought the word of that sweetheart of a man. I met Ralph when I worked at the City of Smyrna and you could not help but to automatically fall in love with him. He touched many peoples life and he has really left his mark on this world. Be very proud of who he was and the legacy he left behind. Rest in peace my friend and I know that you are so much better now, oh, and now you are dancing with Mrs. Bea. Godspeed to all of his family.

Linda Duffey

March 22, 2013

Vicki and Frances, I am sorry to hear about your loss of beloved father and grandfather. I never forget about he never stop and loved to work hard working on his life.. He was good man..

V Rogers

March 21, 2013

Our condolence goes to Ralph Ardito's children {Victoria Ardito, Rita Ardito and Chuck Ardito} and grandchildren {Francees Ardito}.

Mark and I enjoyed visiting Bea and Ralph's farm especially many hummingbirds @ a humming bird feeder. We stopped by to say hi wherever we saw him working @ Smyrna area. Mark and I always laughed @ Ralph's funny sign language. It was odd not seeing Ralph working @ Smyrna area.
Vicki and Mark

David Day

March 21, 2013

Vicki and Frances ,
I am sorry about ur loss brave dad and share my warm sympathy hug around on u . God bless him.
David Day

Ken and Susan Mathews

March 21, 2013

To Frances and Vicki,

We are so sorry about ur loss of your dad and grandpa. He was a very sweet and generous person. I remembered taking my 2 kids(when they were little) to his house a long time ago, to see all animals.We see him all times when we lived in Smyrna. He will never be forgotten from us. R.I.P. Ralph Ardito.