Ralph Tolonese, 78, of Rayland, OH, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Peterson Hospital.

He was born Aug. 2, 1939, in Yorkville, OH, a son of the late Ralph and Lucy (Zirille) Tolonese.

Ralph worked at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and ACS Pittsburgh. He was an Army Veteran who served in Vietnam, and was a member of the VFW post 8848.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Alexandria Klika.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn (Harper); daughters, Suzanne of Rayland, OH, and Jackie of Sunbury, OH; granddaughter, Brianna of Kent, OH; grandson, Nathan of Rayland, OH; great-granddaughter, Jayde of Kent, OH; brother, Lou of Martins Ferry; sister, Carmen of Tiltonsville; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Elm Grove Christian Church, 54 Parker St., on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Henry Lewis officiating.

Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family.