CUMBERLAND — Ralph M. Scarlett Jr., 85, of Cumberland, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his daughter’s home.
Born Friday, March 23, 1928 in Beans Cove, Pa., he was the son of the late Ralph M. Scarlett Sr. and Frances (Knight) Scarlett. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Terry Scarlett and Earl Scarlett; a grandson, Joseph Kimble; and a great-grandson, Brayden.
Ralph was a veteran of the Marine Corps World War II where he served for 6 ½ years. He received his B.S. and Masters degrees from Frostburg State Teacher’s College. Before he began his teaching career, he worked as a fireman for the B & O Railroad. Ralph taught at Allegany High School, Vo-Tech, Cresaptown, North Potomac Junior High School, Hagerstown, and Bishop Walsh High School where he was a teacher volunteer. He retired from his position as a teacher with the Allegany County Board of Education in 1984.
Mr. Scarlett was a member of Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church, Ridgeley, W.Va., the American Legion Post 13, and the Allegany County Teacher’s Credit Union.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lorraine (Keiser) Scarlett; two daughters, Corrine and husband Bill Lamm, Cumberland, and Jeanlyn Bray, Elkton; one son, Ralph M. Scarlett III, Cumberland; three granddaughters, Robyn Parsons, Meagan Scarlett and Kyleigh Bray; three grandsons, Travis Scarlett, Zachary Scarlett and Hunter Bray; two great-granddaughters, Autumn Parsons and Katianna Price; and two great-grandsons, Devon Parsons and Hunter Parsons. He is also survived by his sister, Clara Diehl Teeter, Hyndman, Pa.
As per his wishes, he will be cremated.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Michael Lecias as celebrant.
Private inurnment will be at Sunset Memorial Park.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Ranjithan, Dawn Wolford, Dr. Welik, Dr. Singh, Dr. Chisholm, Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Lamm, Dr. Brieloff , the High Level Care Unit, the Progressive Care Unit and all dialysis workers and staff who worked at Memorial Hospital and presently at the Western Maryland Health System for nearly eleven years of excellent care.
Many thanks go out to our great friends, neighbors and relatives who remembered Ralph in their thoughts and prayers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Anthony’s Church, Ridgeley, W.Va. 26753 or Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.
Military honors will be accorded by the Post 13 Veteran’s Honor Guard.