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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ralph T. Hess, 100, Coudersport, PA

Ralph T. Hess, 100, Coudersport, PA, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Cole Manor in Coudersport, PA.

Born December 5, 1914 in Lewisburg, PA he was the son of Harvey and Bertha Yarger Hess. On July 22, 1940 he married Gladys Gill in Richmond, VA. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather, Ralph loved spending time with his family especially in the outdoors camping and hiking.

Ralph was a high school graduate and had worked for many years as an engineer in the tool and die business. He was also a TV repairman for many years in Pleasant Gap, PA where he lived.

Ralph is survived by his son Stan (Brenda) Hess of Coudersport, PA and his daughter Judy (John) Stratton of Smethport, PA, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers Leo and Ernest Hess.

A memorial service celebrating Ralph’s life will be held January 10, 2015 at the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church with a visitation from 1pm-2pm, memorial service to follow at 2pm, Rev. Steven Small officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Ralph’s name to Cole Manor, 101 E. Maple St., Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of ones choice.

Arrangements held by the Thomas E. Fickinger F. H. Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home”, 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA 16915. To share your fondest memories of Ralph visit

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