Eugene Ralph Klink

Eugene Ralph Klink

Eugene Ralph Klink, age 88, of Hopwood, PA passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020.  He was born in Gibbon Glades, PA on August 2, 1932, son of the Martin Klink and Helen Blanche Klink. In addition to his parents, Ralph is also preceded in death by a daughter, Martha May Coburn and husband James; two brothers, William “Speedy” Klink and wife Betty Jean and Robert “Snuffy” Klink and wife Ruth, a sister, Lillian N. Shartzer and husband Donald and two fur-kids, Angel and Little Angel.

 

Ralph attended Jumonville grade school.  He graduated from North Union High School with the class of 1956, he was drafted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked Malbury Manufacturing as a machine operator, then a Laurel Highlands school bus driver then moved to on to work for Gallatin Bank- PNC as head of maintenance. Ralph owning and operating Klink Auto Wreckers and Salvage Yard while he worked at the bank before retirement. He attended Great Bethel Baptist Church and was a member of General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post #103 of Hopwood.

 

Left to cherish Ralph’s memory are his loving wife of sixty-four years, Mary M. Hoff Klink; two sons, Eugene R. Klink, Jr. and wife Melanie of Hopwood and Bruce Wayne Klink and wife Debi of Coolspring; two daughters, Beverly Ann Pond and husband Sean of Front Royal, VA and Kandace Mary Combs and husband Buddy of Culpeper, VA; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one brother, James E. Klink and wife Connie of Jumonville, PA; two sisters, Francy Holt of Jumonville and Katherine Danko of Coolspring; many nieces, nephews and cousins and fur-kid Peanut.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA, where family and friends will be received virtually on the funeral home Facebook page on Thursday from 2 until 4 PM and 6 until 8 PM. Virtual viewing will continue on December 18, 2020 from 10 until 11 AM followed by a service celebrating Ralph’s life at 11 AM with Pastor John Broadwater officiating. Military rites will be accorded by AMVETS Post 103 at the funeral home.  Interment will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers please make donations payable to Mary Klink, c/o Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA 15401

 

Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at adferguson.com or on the funeral home Facebook page.

 

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Deb Yuras
Deb Yuras
10 months ago

So sorry for your loss Aunt Mary. Uncle Ralph was a good man and will be missed. Praying for God’s comfort.

Virginia (Ginnie) McVey
Virginia (Ginnie) McVey
10 months ago

Ralph was a unique sort of guy. I worked at Sweeney Rehab & Fitness and he came in to see my boss as well as us on a routine basis. He would grab a cup of coffee and enjoy talking to us as well as some of the patients. So sorry for his loss.

Cynthia Dragosin
Cynthia Dragosin
10 months ago

We all love Ralph and have many fond memories that will never fade.

Dave and Linda Lane
Dave and Linda Lane
10 months ago

Gene, So very sorry to hear about your Dad. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Barbara Weaver Casteel
Barbara Weaver Casteel
10 months ago

Dear Mary Mabel and family :
Sincere Sympathy to you and your family. I know how hard it must be to lose your mate of sixty four years. My husband and I have been married for sixty seven years and live in Hopwood. May God grant you and your family comfort at this difficult time.

Barbara Joyce Weaver Casteel

Bob Mowery
Bob Mowery
10 months ago

So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers for the family, Ralph was a good friend for over 50 years always enjoyed our conversations when he stopped by. I will sure miss that.

Robin Klink
Robin Klink
10 months ago

Mary and family, We are so sorry for the loss of Ralph who was always so enjoyable to be around. His smile infectious and laughter memorable. His kindness and generosity were remarkable and for this we will be ever grateful for having been able to call him Cousin Ralph. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always, but especially now during these times where you will be missing him most. Our Love…Bonnie, Robin, Isabella, and Jim🙏🙏🙏😘😢

Joann Yauger
Joann Yauger
10 months ago

My deepest sympathies and prayers. Ralph touched so many lives. Always a smile and helping hand. He will always remain in our hearts and memories. God be with you through this timeof mourning.

Perry and Brenda Matthews
Perry and Brenda Matthews
10 months ago

Aunt Mary we are all so sorry for your loss Uncle Ralph was a great guy and we will all miss him. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Thomas T Swaney
Thomas T Swaney
10 months ago

Mary, sorry for your loss and a special thanks to Ralph for keeping the grade school warm. Ralph was a great person and my friend all my life. I always remember the time I came back to Uniontown and was able to visit with you, Ralph and Jim. It was if we were still in high school and nothing had changed. May he rest in peace and will definitely be missed.

Jessica Modispaw
Jessica Modispaw
10 months ago

Gramps will be forever in our memories and hearts. Although John and I weren’t included in the obituary. We are the two step grandchildren of 34 years that created the three great grandchildren. Gramps never made any kind of deal about us being step and I believe that alone speaks so much about the man he was. He was always kind to me and gave me hugs and we shared many laughs and smiles. They say you can look back on someone’s life and know what kind of person they were by the impression he made on people throughout his… Read more »