Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ralph Walroth, BHS 1933

Our beloved father, Ralph Walroth passed away in the early morning hours of July 22, 2014 at his home in Glendale following a courageous battle with cancer, he was 98.

He was born January 17, 1916 in Omaha, Nebraska the son of Ernest and Notia Walroth. Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Virginia (Lester) and second wife Eileen (Rogers).

The Walroth's moved to Burbank, California in 1923. Ralph attended Burbank High School and graduated in 1933. He then enrolled at Glendale Junior College, earning a degree in Business Administration. He was also very active in the YMCA, Junior Chamber of Commerce and especially involved in the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank - where he was a member for 86 years. In 1937 he signed on with Lockheed Aircraft and worked there for the next 41 years!

After retiring from Lockheed he began working part time at the main Glendale Library and has worked there for 31 years until his passing, and was the oldest employee of the City of Glendale.

Ralph had four children with his first wife Virginia. From 1960-1965 he raised his four children as a single Dad until he married Eileen in 1965. When all the children were grown and out of the house Ralph and Eileen moved to Chevy Chase Canyon in Glendale where they lived their lives to the fullest! Golfing, traveling and time with family filled their calendars. After Eileen's passing in 2010, Ralph moved to Scholl Canyon Estates, in Glendale.

 Ralph is survived by his children, Betty Jo Mac Caughtry (Dave), Terry Walroth (Cindy), Nancy Eke (Zoltan), and Rick Walroth (Sue); and stepdaughters, Pat Grigsby (John) and Connie Froeberg (Doug). He is also survived by his 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Ralph's Life on August 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank, 521 East Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91501. In lieu of flowers, Ralph requested donations to his church or a charity of your choosing. 

Los Angeles Daily News,  Sunday, August 17, 2014                           

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