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Ralph W. Church

Ralph W. Church, 89, of West Valley, passed away at his home April 28, 2018.


Ralph was born April 13, 1929 in Great Valley, to the late Ray M. and Alma (nee Samlar) Church. He married Maurene Waldron on Nov. 21, 1946 in Springville.

Ralph was a truck driver for Cattaraugus County for 25 years and hauled milk for A&D Engels for 39 ½ years. He was known for telling jokes.

In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by three children, Theresa (Truman “BIll”) Isaman of De Graff, Ohio, Patricia (Wayne) Fleckenstein of Okahumpka, Fla. and Rick (Barbara) Church of Raymore, Mo.; a brother Willard (Valerie) Church of Dublin, Ohio; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Willoughby Cemetery, Great Valley.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St., Springville.

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