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Official Obituary of

Ralph H. Rhody

April 14, 1933 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Ralph Rhody Obituary

Ralph H. Rhody, 90, of Joliett, passed away Monday morning, March 11, 2024 at home.

Born in Joliett, April 14, 1933, a son of the late Eugene and Lila Bendigo Rhody.  He was a graduate of the former Porter Tower High School.

He was a United States Army Veteran serving from 1953-1955.

Ralph was retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot, where he worked for 32 years, retiring in 1988.

He was affiliated with the Joliett United Methodist Church and was a member of the Tower City American Legion.

Ralph had been an avid bowler, belonging to numerous leagues and participated in many tournaments.  In his younger years, Ralph was very athletic and belonged to fast pitch softball leagues, where he was the pitcher.

You could always find Ralph working around his house, fixing almost anything.   

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Fern Moore Rhody, 2016, three brothers, Harold, Gene and David "Sam" Rhody.

Surviving are his three children, Ralph R. Rhody, Joliett, Teena M. Houtz and her husband, Gary, Williamstown and Scott E. Rhody and his wife Stephanie, Pine Grove; two grandchildren, Amber Keim and her husband Robbie, Tower City and Matthew Houtz and his wife Alyssa, Florida; 4 Great Grandchildren, Taylor Burger, Jayden Cole, Deklan and Gavin Keim and Elleena Houtz; a sister-in-law, Rose Rhody, Tower City;  Numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services with military honors will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 2:00 pm from the  Schuylkill Memorial Park Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.  

Memorial donations in his name can be made to the Joliett U.M. Church, c/o  Shirley Yerges, 23 Joliett Street, Tremont, PA 17981.

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