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Ralph Jerome Wilkinson

Born: Mon., Dec. 7, 1953
Died: Sun., May 12, 2019


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., May 17, 2019
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.



Memorial Service

4:00 PM Fri., May 17, 2019
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.


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     Ralph Jerome Wilkinson, 65, lifetime resident of Amboy Center, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 7, 1953 in Oneida, NY a son of Glenn L. & Catherine I. Albicker Wilkinson. Ralph married the former Kathleen M. Kessler on February 21, 1976 at St. Peter’s Church in Rome, NY.

     Ralph loved his wife, Kathleen Kessler Wilkinson, their children, Jeffrey & Deborah Wilkinson, Tracy Wilkinson and fiancé Rick Gawarecki, grandchildren Daniel Wilkinson and Grace Wilkinson, great-grandchild Jace a.k.a. ‘Batman’ Wilkinson, his work and his 1969 SS 396 Chevelle; but depending on the day-not necessarily in that order.

     Ralph retired after working for STS for more than fifteen years and Camden Wire Company for more than twenty-five years.

     Ralph and Kathy, members of the Right Coast attended the Syracuse Nationals car show for many years.

     He loved taking his Chevelle out, making noise, winning at car shows and getting more than a few tickets.

     Ralph really enjoyed driving brides and grooms on their wedding day.

     He was a hardworking supporter of area Girl Scout activities and groups especially the Girl Scout disaster relief teams.

     Camden Wire and Pine Grove Inn Softball teams, Williamstown and Constantia horseshoe leagues were favorites. He was a very proud member of the 1970-1971 Champion APW football Rebels and graduated from APW class of 1972.

      Memorial services will be held 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 from LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Calling hours will be held prior to services from 2:00-4:00 p.m. from the funeral home, 109 Main Street. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to United Friends of Homeless Animals, 432 Centerville Road, Richland, NY 13144 or Amboy Food Bank.

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Helen Kern
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss, although i didnt know Ralph personally I heard many great stories about him and know he was a great man who will be dearly missed by many who had the privilege to cross paths with him. May he rest in peace. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tina Sams Higdon
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
We have been praying for Ralph and his family . We are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep you all covered in prayer. May God give you all peace and comfort in this time of great sorrow.

Anita Phelps Lockhart Spainhower
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
To Kathy and Family. Sending prayers of comfort and condolences on the loss of your loved one. I remember the great family reunions we had at Glenn and Katie's in years past. Cousin Anita.

Bev & Dave
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
Kathy - we are so sorry for your loss - you and your family are in our prayers.

Bruce Krupa
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Ralph. Believe he graduated with my brother MIke. Ralph was a great guy and I'll miss him. Bruce Krupa.

Robin & Ray Gage
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Stanley Wilkinson
   Posted Thu May 16, 2019
Kathy and family. Please accept my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.I remember Ralph when he was pre-school age ,when we would go hunting cranberries on my lot across from Grandpa Wilkinson's place. What was so memorable was his big smile that would start slowly and reach full scale in microseconds. Ralph enjoyed life and lived it fully.

Lanna (Hite) Clark
   Posted Fri May 17, 2019
Kathy and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about Ralph. I remember the ball games with mom and dad when I was little. You and Ralph always there. He was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lanna

TIM KELLEY
   Posted Fri May 17, 2019
KATHY,

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART AND MIND AT THIS TIME. ONLY YOU AND GOD KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. WORDS OF CONDOLENCES ARE COMFORTING, BUT YOUR
FAITH WILL SEE YOU THROUGH THIS. I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT STOPPING IN BUT
I HAVE A TERRIBLE COLD. I AM AFRAID I WOULD DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD.
IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN HELP YOU WITH, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO
CALL ON ME.
WITH LOVE AND PRAYERS,

TIM & CAROLYN KELLEY

Bill and Jill Willson
   Posted Fri May 17, 2019
Kathy,
Bill and I are so sorry for you're loss. Bill was so glad to have had the opportunity to see Ralph before he passed, we were so surprised to hear of his passing.Know we are thinking of you.

Jim & Jacky Hummel
   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
This make our hearts hurt. We so wish we could be in NY to offer our heartfelt sympathies to you and the family. It's times like this that are difficult when you live out of state. There are so many great memories of Ralph and you that have brought us comfort. We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by the memories and by family and friends along with God's healing hand upon your shoulder, in the days ahead. May eternal rest be granted unto him.

Elizabeth Dunham
   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
Kathy -- I'm keeping you in prayer. I did not find out about Ralph's passing until this morning, so did not know of his services. I'm here if there is anything I can do for you.

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