Ralph A Suris
July 30, 1925 – November 17, 2012
RALPH A. SURIS, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 17 in Community Medical Center in Tom’s River New Jersey. Born in New York, NY, Ralph dedicated his life to helping people. In 1943 at the age of 18, he joined the Navy, & participated in operation Overlord (the Normandy Invasion) during World War II. In this campaign he stormed Omaha beach as a combat medic helping his fellow soldiers. Thereafter he continued his service to his country in the pacific campaign serving on the USS Lexington. After the war ended, he attended New York University and graduated with both bachelor and Master degrees in Physical Therapy. In his efforts to help others, he worked in many hospitals and nursing homes. Most notably, he served as Chief of Physical Therapy at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston NY for over 15 years. He also owned & operated his own practice, Ralph A. Suris, Physical Therapy- in Kingston NY. Ralph and his wife lived in Kingston, NY for 43 years; they moved to Toms River 1 year ago in July. Mr. Suris loved opera and was a firm believer in physical fitness. He was also a member of both the American Legion and the VFW.
Ralph was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond and Michael Suris, and Joseph Cepero Lopez. Surviving are his beloved wife of 43 years, Geraldine Suris; a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Nicole Suris of Burke Virginia; a daughter Denise Suris and her partner Cathy Young of Rhinebeck, NY; a brother, Louis Suris of Puerto Rico; four grandchildren, Sierra, Emily, Elizabeth and Michael Suris; a brother-in-law and his wife, Joseph and Catherine Connors of Toms River; a sister-in-law, Ilene Miller of Staten Island; a sister-in-law Rosa Fernandez of Puerto Rico; a sister-in-law, Blanche Cepero Lopez of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held from 10 am to 12 noon, Friday, Nov. 30 at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Rd., Toms River, followed by a memorial service at 12 noon, at the funeral home. Interment of cremated remains will follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle NJ Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Parkinson's Foundation, Veterans of Foreign Wars, or The American Legion. To post a tribute please visit www.quinn-hoppingfh.com.
- Memorial Gathering Friday, November 30, 2012
- Memorial Service Friday, November 30, 2012
Ralph A Suris
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November 29, 2012
Geraldine, D, Cathy, Sierra and family,
My prayers, thoughts and love go out to all of you in these difficult times. I am so sorry for the loss you are experiencing.
November 26, 2012
To the Suris family,
We would like to express our sincere sympathy to each one of you. It was so sad to read in today's Sunday Freeman that Mr. Suris had passed away. As the Chief of PT at the Benedictine Hospital, he was my mentor and I learned so much from him as a PT in his department for 2 years. He was greatly admired and appreciated by his patients. HIs strong work ethic was exemplary. He loved his family dearly and talked about them frequently. I was fortunate enough to have met Geraldine, Denise and Ralph and I knew how much you all adored him. I am sure that you will miss him so much, but you have many memories to cherish forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Charlene and John