Ralph, a longtime resident of Darien, Conn., died Feb. 12, 2009.
He was born in New York City and served as a quartermaster in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. At Princeton, he majored in economics, ran cross country and track as a freshman, served as varsity track manager, and was a member of Cannon.
After graduation, Ralph worked briefly for Lumberman’s Mutual Casualty Co. In 1953 he joined Cannon Mills as a salesman, which led to a 37-year career in the textile industry. Early in his career he worked out of Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. By 1970 his job base became New York, where he retired from Fieldcrest Cannon as a corporate vice president in 1991. In retirement he enjoyed playing golf, reading, and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; son Rob; and a grandson, with whom we share the loss of our classmate.