Ralph E. Doyle

| May 6, 2019

Ralph E. Doyle, 72, of Polk, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 3, 2019, at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.

He was born to parents Thomas and Nolene (Engles) Doyle on March 15, 1947, in Franklin.

Ralph graduated from Lakeview High School in Sandy Lake and then went on to become an Electrician for Joy Manufacturing, where he worked for 41 1/2 years.

He married Sharon J. Chelton on June 29, 1991; she survives him.

Ralph loved to “tinker” on old cars and ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He also enjoyed fishing and spending time at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and the Outer Banks beaches in North Carolina. He also very much loved his Yorkie, Benji.

In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by his two daughters, Lisa L. Kelly and her wife Kathy of Decatur, Georgia, and Melissa O’Donnell and her husband Dan of Cochranton; his two grandchildren, Alexis and Dylan O’Donnell; and his brother, James Doyle and his wife Peggy of Utica.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; his three brothers, Ron, Thomas and Gary Doyle; and his sister, Linda Mecklin.

In accordance to his wishes, there will be no public visitation.

A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m. at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin,

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Ralph’s memory to the Oakwood Heights Retirement Community, Dementia Unit, at 10 Vo-Tech Dr, Oil City Pa., 16301, to honor his loving wife, Sharon, who resides there.

To send cards, flowers, online condolences, or for general information, family and friends are invited to visit www.gardinierfuneralhome.com.


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