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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Columba Catholic Church
Monday March 11th, 2019

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Ralph J. Palmiero

Ralph J. Palmiero, age 92, of 441 W. Main Street, Bloomsburg, died at 12:31 a. m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at  Elmcroft of Berwick where he was a guest for three months.

Born in Berwick on June 2, 1926, he was a son of the late Peter and Josephine (Frank) Palmiero.  He was a 1944 graduate of Berwick High School and also graduated from Penn State University. Hae resided in Bloomsburg for more than 60 years.

Ralph was last employed as an agent by the Harleysville Insurance Company and had previously worked for Nationwide Insurance Company for a total  of over 40 years.

He was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church, Bloomsburg. He also belonged to Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436; the Garibaldi Society and the Maria Assunta , both of Berwick. An avid golfer earlier in life, he belonged to the Berwick Golf Club for over 40 years.

Ralph was a huge sports fan, especially of the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Berwick Bull Dawgs. His favorite activity was watching his grandchildren play sports. He enjoyed when family and friends would come to visit.

He was preceded in death by two wives: the former Ellen Bredbenner in 1964 and the former  Arlene Johnson Fest on Dec. 10, 2001; two step sons: Robert A. Fest and Joseph E. Fest; and by two sisters: Susan Stansfield and Sabateen Palmiero.

Surviving are two sons: Peter J. Palmiero, wife Kerry, Mountain Top; Ralph M. Palmiero, wife Stephanie, Springfield, Va.; a step-daughter, Sister Margaret Mary, SS.C.M., Danville; a step- son,  Paul Edward Fest, wife Mary, Georgia; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a. m. in St. Columba Catholic Church, 342 Iron St., Bloomsburg, by his pastor, Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence. Interment will follow in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. There will be no viewing at Ralph's request.

The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society,  1948 E. Third St. (P. O.. Box 315),  Williamsport, PA  17701.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.



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A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on March 10, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Mar 10 2019 12:00 AM

Pete and Ralph
So sorry I didn't get to visit your Dad at Elmcroft. It was always great to see him out and about in Bloomsburg.
My deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers go out to both of you and your families.
Remember all the good times.
God bless.
Tom Raker

Tom Raker Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to hear of your loss, and would like to offer my condolences. During this time, I hope the future promise of Isaiah 25:8, may bring comfort. My deep regards.

T. Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

A DIGNITY IN WHITE was sent on March 8, 2019

May you rest in peace. Love, The Vails, The Vongs, The Suns, and The Gopez family

Expression of Sympathy Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

Ralph and Pete
I remember your dad well as a dependable fan at all your sporting endeavors and just a pleasant man. Sorry for your loss but try to focus on the good memories.
Mark Brennan

Mark Brennan Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to Mr. Ralph's family. I never met him but through Pete have heard many a tale. Know that I'm thinking of all of you. God's blessing on all of the family.

Patty Fisher Hawkins Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

Ralph was a dear, kind friend and it was a privilege to get to know him over the past 5 or so years. I will miss him and our visits. He had the best smile. Praying for the family.

Ashley Fluke Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to the family..Ralph was such a kind, loving, person whose smile could brighten any room.He truly was a pleasure to be around.We will miss him but can take comfort knowing the Good Lord has taken him to a much greater place.He was truly loved and will be missed...Doug and Mary Knecht

Mary Knecht Mar 7 2019 12:00 AM

We extend our Deepest Sympathy to the family of a truly nice man. May your hearts keep close those memories that you shared in years gone by. He always had a smile and a good word. We remember him with fondness and we're glad to have known him & his family.
Dr. Randall & Mrs. Grasley

Doc & Mrs. Grasley Mar 7 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on March 7, 2019

With deepest sympathies from all of Ralph's colleagues at the State Department (ISN/MBC).

Expression of Sympathy Mar 7 2019 12:00 AM

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