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Ralph Michael Samodell

RALPH MICHAEL SAMODELL, aged 73 years, beloved husband for 51 years to JoAnn (nee Vick), dear father of Jennifer Richmond (husband Randy), Ryan (wife Wendy), Stephanie Loncar (husband Martin) and Melissa Gugliotti (husband David), loving grandfather of Bradley, Matthew and Mallory Richmond, Taylor, Kalley and Britany Samodell, Vincent and Mia Rosalina, Martin and Lola Loncar and Lucca Gugliotti, cherished brother of Barbara Bedford, Dale Samodell, Suzi Krueger and Heidi Omilion, fond uncle to many.

In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the American Diabetes Association or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Please meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at St. Noel Catholic Church at 10:30 AM. Private interment in All Souls Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Ralph at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON RD. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) FRIDAY 4-8 PM.


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  2. Suzy, very sad to hear of the loss of your Brother.

  3. Dear Ryan and Family,
    I am so very sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Even without having ever met him, I know he was one of the good ones. You always speak fondly of your family. Your father helped raise a great kid. I just wanted to know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts.
    Mary & Garry Parrish

  4. Ron and Joyce Barbitta

    So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. We enjoyed dinners with Ralph and Joann. I’ll lift a glass of a great single malt to his memory.

  5. What a great family picture. I can’t begin to express my sympathy to all of you.

  6. Sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Worked with him In the Lincoln lab. He was always helpful, even though we worked in different sections he would always give us the advise we needed.
    Joe Vulcan

  7. We were so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. I worked with Ralph for many years in the Machine R & D department at Lincoln Electric. He was an excellent engineer and a good man. I was honored to have known him for all those years. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Rich and Vera Siktberg

  8. Pat Welsh McHenry

    Dear Jo Ann and family,
    We were saddened to learn of Ralph’s death. He was a great guy and will be truly missed. I remember in homeroom talking over our dates with our guys and Ralph was always yours. You had many years of happiness together and now your memories will sustain you through the difficult times. Know you and your family are in our prayers.
    Love, Ed and Pat Welsh McHenry

  9. Dear JoAnn and the entire Samodell family,
    We could not believe the news when we heard Ralph had passed. Through all the years, I have always thought of Mike (I only know him as Mike) and you as family. So many memories! It is never easy going through anything like this, but please know you are always in my thoughts and prayers. May Mike rest in peace and may you and your family always remember and continue the wonderful traditions he has left with all of you. Remembering the memories always brings a smile to my face. Mike and you have been truly blessed with a wonderful family!
    Love, peace, and prayers
    Ginny and Mark Messina

  10. I worked with Ralph at Lincoln Electric. Ralph was an outstanding engineer and a friend. His dedication
    and contributions to the engineering profession were exemplary.
    My sympathy and prayers are for Ralph’s family.

  11. My condolences to the family.
    I worked with Ralph for several years and learned so very much. He was a true professional and seemed to know the answer to every question that I could ask. Cannot thank Ralph enough for getting my career off on the right track and always willing to help.

  12. Carole Yoppolo Trevathan

    Dear JoAnn, I have often wondered what happened to you and Ralph, whether you still lived in town, children, how many, etc. Do you remember our trip to the circus? I laugh everytime I recall that evening! The one thing that stands out in my mind, though, is Ralph’s love, commitment, and devotion to you, even though we were only in high school! I now see that you two had a wonderful life together. In the days to come, I hope that those memories help you, your children, and grandchildren get through this very difficult period. He left way to soon. Now you all have a special angel keeping watch. May God bless and sustain you and your beautiful family.
    Carole Yoppolo Trevathan

  13. We just learned of your loss. The memories of the years we all lived on Edison Road will always be special to our family. Our love and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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