Robert J Ralston

July 21, 1948 - February 13, 2021
Robert J Ralston

Robert Ralston, 72, passed Saturday, February 13, 2021, at his home in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

He was born in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late James Ralston Jr. and Catherine Templin Ralston.

Bob was an avid sports fan and could be found supporting all of his grandkids at many school activities such as volleyball, baseball, basketball, golf, drama club and band. He loved the Ohio University Bobcats where he was an alumni. He loved the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavaliers. He was also a huge Ohio State Buckeyes Fan.

One of Bob’s favorite baseball players was the legendary Micky Mantle.

“Skipjack” known by his close friends would have memories of great golf matches at various golf courses.

“Dad always had a positive outlook on life and enjoyed everyday, and in true sporting fashion we know Dad is at his ‘Field of Dreams’. He will be greatly missed by all”. -Bob’s daughters.

Surviving are his children, Shelley (Matt) Root of Louisville, OH, Jodie (Ron) Gallagher of Butler, PA, siblings, Jack (Rosalie) Ralston, Bill (Annie) Ralston and Nancy (John) Morris. He is also survived by his grandchildren Karlee Root, Zach Root, Nathan Gallagher, Allison Gallagher, Sidney Root,  many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Darlene Taylor.

Family and friends will be received at the CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialist 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH 43950 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Services will be held Monday February 22, 2021 11:00 am at the CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists – St. Clairsville Chapel with Father Thomas Chillog officiating services. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in St. Clairsville, OH.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing and face coverings are required.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Clairsville Athletic Department by going to TMCFunding.com.

Share your thoughts and memories of Robert at carechapel.com.


Service

Monday, February 22, 2021
11:00 AM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
740-695-0475

Burial

Monday, February 22, 2021

Union Cemetery - Directions
211 Maple Avenue
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
1-740-695-1260

Visitation

Sunday, February 21, 2021
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
740-695-0475

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  • February 15, 2021
    Carrie Shaver says:
    Bob was a great man...I always enjoyed seeing him out and about. I have fond memories of him from childhood. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  • February 15, 2021
    Dennis R Albaugh says:
    My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Bob. I didn't get to see him often because of location,but it was always nice to spend time with him when I did see him and talk about sports,family,and life in general. Bob was always a class person. Denny Albaugh

  • February 15, 2021
    Ruth and Larry says:
    Shelly and Jodi~ you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • February 15, 2021
    Roxie williamson says:
    So very sorry for your loss. A lived one will be in your heart forever . Roxie Ferda Williamson and Jim

  • February 15, 2021
    Angie Zeroski Rose says:
    Jodie and Shelley, I can still see your dad’s beaming smile when one of you walked into a room. I have such fond memories growing up around your family. Sending love and hugs to you as you grieve and say goodbye to your dad. XOXO