Robert M. Ralston, Sr., 80, of Duryea, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in Allied Services Hospice Center, South Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Pittston on May 15, 1941, he was the son of the late Anna Pechalonis Ralston.
He was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. He had retired as an electrician for General Dynamics. In his earlier years, he had worked for Topps and Pagnotti Enterprises. He was a member of the American Legion, Pittston.
Robert was an avid hunter and golfer. His grandchildren were his pride and joy – he loved attending their sporting events and activities. He was the “caretaker’ of the Ralston Farms and Hunting Cabin; as well as the Duryea Little League. He enjoyed spring golf trips to Myrtle Beach with his brothers.
Special thank you to the group at My Sister’s Kitchen and his personal driver Jimmy Lavelle. Sincere thank you to Dr. Charles Manganiello for the many years he had cared for Robert.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Struzzieri Ralston; brothers, Thomas, Alfred, and Kenneth Ralston and sisters, Jean Morreale and Nancy Naples.
Surviving are his sons, Bob Ralston, Jr, Duryea; Ron Ralston and his wife Jeanine, Duryea; grandchildren, Sydney, Kyle, Hunter and Jordan Ralston; sisters, Jane Lombardi, NJ; Ida Ide, Exeter; and Ann Dieso and her husband Charles, Jenkins Township; brothers, Eugene Ralston and his wife Joan, Wyoming and Jimmy Ralston and his wife Toni, Old Forge; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends and relatives Friday, November 19, 2021, from 4pm-7pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church Saturday morning. Interment, St. John’s Cemetery, Phoenix Street, Duryea. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Allied Services Hospice Center, 200 South Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA18702.