Ralph H. LearnNovember 11, 1942 ~ October 24, 2017 (age 74)
AUSTINTOWN - Ralph H. Learn, 74, passed away late Tuesday evening, Oct. 24, 2017, at his home, surrounded by the love of his family.
Ralph was born Nov. 11, 1942, in Lowellville, a son of the late Walter and Naoma Henneman Learn, and was a lifelong area resident.
He attended Austintown Fitch High School, and worked for American Welding in Warren for 27-and-a-half years, retiring in 1993.
Mr. Learn was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Austintown. He enjoyed life in general, and his hobbies included camping, cruising, and vacationing, but his favorite “hobby” was his family.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 55 years, Christine A. Jones Learn, whom he married April 26, 1962; four sons, Ralph Jr. (Leslie) Learn of Vienna, Bradley R. Learn (Sharon Huggins) of Parma Heights, Thomas K. Sr. (Kim) Learn of Austintown, and Dwayne E. (Dana) Learn of Austintown; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and two brothers, Richard Learn of Austintown and Donald (Georgianne) Learn of Youngstown.
An infant granddaughter, Autumn Marie Learn, died at birth. A sister, Elda Swaniger, is also deceased.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd. in Youngstown.
Family and friends may also call from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, Ralph’s family requests that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution do so by donating to the family so that contributions may be distributed to Ralph’s favorite charities.