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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Ralph C. Jordan Jr., 84, of Looker Mountain Trail, Duke Center, PA

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Ralph C. Jordan Jr., 84, of Looker Mountain Trail, Duke Center, PA passed away on Thursday (Feb. 12, 2015) at the Bradford Hospital following a brief illness.

Born June 7, 1930, in Gates, Fayette County, he was a son of Ralph C. and Katherine R. Eichar Jordan Sr. On Dec. 1, 1952 in Cumberland, Md., he married Evelyn J. Smith, who survives.

Mr. Jordan was a 1948 graduate of German Township High School and later graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Arts. 

A resident of Duke Center since 1957, he had served in the Korean War with the Marines in the infantry with the Second Battalion, First Marine Regiment, First Marine Division in Korea, where he received a Purple Heart. He was later employed at the Otto-Eldred High School as an Industrial Arts instructor from 1957 until his retirement in 1991.

He was a dedicated member of the Duke Center United Methodist Church, where he had served as a Lay Speaker, taught Sunday School and had served many other capacities within the church. Ralph had enjoyed many years in his home workshop making jewelry, stained glass, and doing woodworking. He had also been an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, John (Amy) Jordan of Duke Center, and their children, Benjamin, Noah and Micah Jordan; two daughters, Marlene Steiner of Clarion, and her son, Steven (Jennifer) Steiner and daughter, Elizabeth Steiner, and Ralph’s second daughter, Lunette (John) Bordonaro of North Fort Myers, Fla., and their son Paul Bordonaro and their daughter, Adrienne John. Also surviving are three sisters, Shirley Seper of Fort Myers, Fla., Mabel Maldovan of East Lake, Ohio, and Sarah Hardy of East Lake, Ohio.

Ralph was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melanie Jordan in 1991; a grandson-in-law, Andrew John in 2007; a son-in-law, Richard Steiner in 2014; four sisters, Ida “Marie” Linko, Christine Jordan, Constance Graheck and Virginia Jordan; and a brother, John Jordan.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Duke Center United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Gary Sheesley officiating. Burial will follow in the Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.

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