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Ralph R. 'Abie' Day, 90, of North Mercer Street died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at Golden Hill Nursing Home in New Castle.
He was born April 1, 1927, in New Castle, a son of the late Roland Day and the late Anna (Collins) Sell.
He was married to Santina 'Dolly' (Pauline) Day on Nov. 23, 1950, and she survives in New Castle.
Mr. Day was a machinist at Johnson Bronze for 37 years and he worked at Ralph's Supermarket for 23 years.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Day collected stamps, loved playing the daily number and was an avid history buff. Above all, his granddaughter was the apple of his eye.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Kukucka and husband, Anthony, of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania; a brother, James Day of Winchester, Tennessee; a sister, Mary Root of Thompson, Ohio; and his granddaughter, Natalie Kukucka-Hewitt and her husband, Jeff.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Grant, Helen Mayle and Della Black.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave.
Blessing services will be held at noon Thursday at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Vitus Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family atwww.williamrogerdecarbo.com.
Published on December 25, 2017
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