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August 6, 2013

Ralph Edward Haines

MEADVILLE — Ralph Edward Haines, 80, Meadville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 17, 1932, to the late James Haines and Emma Morse Haines. He married Marylou Hines. She survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a paratrooper.

He retired from Meadville Forging Co. as a forger after more than 35 years.

He belonged to Meadville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006, the Meadville Club, the Italian Civic Club, the Eagles and the Elks.

He enjoyed traveling and liked to fish and hunt. He especially liked it when two of those things went hand-in-hand. Trips to Alaska to fish were among the most memorable.

In addition to his wife of Meadville, he is survived by a daughter, Vickie Haines of Conneaut Lake; two sisters, Eleanor (Chester) Hopkins and Martha (Robert) Hopkins; two brothers-in-law, Alfred Furno and Jack Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Ralph Jr. and Terry Haines; three brothers, James, Albert and William; and five sisters, Jeanette Prather, Claire Vanderhoof, Ada Jones, Virginia Proper and Nora Furno.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Arrangements have been entrusted to White-Cool Funeral Home, Gina M. McCauley funeral director, 1405 Main St., Conneautville.

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