Ralph Perry, known to us as undergraduates as Ralph Miller, died July 2, 2019, in Vero Beach, Fla.
Born Dec. 8, 1936, in Glen Ridge, N.J., Ralph attended Henry B. Whitehorne High School in Verona, N.J. He graduated from Princeton as a religion major, writing his thesis on “The Alleged Communist Infiltration in the American Churches.” He was a member of Dial Lodge, the St. Paul’s Society, Orange Key, and Army ROTC — serving after graduation in the Army Reserve from 1959 to 1969. He met his future wife, Helen Bryant, on a blind date and they married shortly thereafter in 1963.
Ralph spent many summers during his youth with his grandparents at the venerable Tunxis outdoor recreation club in the Massachusetts Berkshires, and later throughout his lifetime with Helen and his family, serving as president, secretary, and club historian. His professional career included work as a securities broker at E.F. Hutton, Reynolds & Co., and Dean Witter Reynolds in New York City, where for a time he chaired Ronald McDonald House. He completed his career as senior vice president at Morgan Stanley in Hartford, Conn., before retiring with Helen to Vero Beach.
Ralph is survived by Helen, son Christopher, daughter Ashley Kineon, brother Stephen, and four grandchildren. We have sent condolences.