Ralph Dwayne Arison, age 86 of Vanderbilt (formerly of Bridgeville, PA) passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2020 in the Uniontown Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born on May 28, 1934 in Vanderbilt, a son of Clayton Frances and Nellie Caroline Hart Arison.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Dale Arison; nephew, Jeffery Arison..
He was retired from Schindler Elevator where he worked for 37 years, to enjoy his passion of farming on his family farm. He was always active in his church community. He enjoyed wintering in West Palm Beach FL for 20 years and traveling extensively with his wife and family.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ellen Margaret Wallace Arison; two sons: Ralph Thomas Arison and his wife Clare of Flatwoods, David Scott Arison and his wife Kelli of Bridgeville, PA; three grandchildren that he adored: Madison, Caroline and Luke; sister, Lois Frawley; sister in law, Sheila Arison of Crystal Lake, IL; numerous nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews.
Ralph’s family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, PA. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9- 11 a.m., the hour of Ralph’s funeral service at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Vanderbilt, PA with Rev David McElroy, officiating. Interment to follow in Bowman Flatwoods Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.
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