Ralph M. Lauber, Sr., of Olivebridge, formerly of the Town of Newburgh, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 14, 2018. He was 87.
Son of the late A. Raymond and Catherine (McIntyre) Lauber, he was born in Newburgh on February 12, 1931.
Ralph was a retired Fire Safety Engineer with IBM, Fishkill and proudly served his country in the United States Navy and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a life member of the Cronomer Valley Fire Department and life member of the American Legion Post #1420. Ralph was also a member of the Notchmen and was a fire instructor for the state of New York. He was an avid skier and hunter. Ralph was a dedicated volunteer throughout his entire life.
In addition to his wife of 62 years, Betty Ann McMillen, Ralph is survived by a daughter, Catherine Tarallo and her husband Tullio of Olivebridge; one sister Roxie Benedict of the Town Newburgh; three grandchildren, Dayna Cosh, Sarah Taylor and Joseph Tarallo; and three great grandchildren Meghan Cosh, Mia Cosh and Decklin G. Taylor. He was predeceased by a son Ralph M. Lauber, Jr. and one sister, Elizabeth Ludlow.
Memorial Visitation will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Cronomer Valley Fire Department Hall, 296 North Plank Road, Newburgh, NY. A Memorial Service will follow at the Fire Department at 11:00 am with Rev. Stephen Sherwood officiating. Burial will take place at the Gardnertown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations in Ralph’s memory can be made to the Cronomer Valley Fire Department, 296 North Plank Road, Newburgh, NY 12550 or Hospice of Ulster/Dutchess at hospiceinc.org