Ralph E. Donges, 93, entered into rest on January 7, 2020 Lodi, Ca. He was born on May 23, 1926 in Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his son, Gary Donges and his three siblings, Chuck, Betty and Bill.
Mr. Donges is survived by his wife of 69 years Mary and their three children Rick Donges (Kathy), Paul Donges (JoAnn) and Paula Ramos Donges. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Sean, Jessica (Thomas), Joshua and Gordon (Laura) and four great-grandchildren, Shanett, Lexi, Stella and Jonah and five great-great-grandchildren, Colbie, Ady, Jarod, Avery and Harper.
Ralph was an Army Air Force Veteran, proudly serving during WWII. He retired after 30 years as an Aircraft Mechanic working for Chevron. He was a member of St. Bedes in Hayward and St. Anthony’s in Manteca. He volunteered at Schafer Park School – Hayward and St. Vicente De Paul-Hayward. Ralph was a jack-of-all-trades where he would tinker with just about anything he could get his hands on. He enjoyed reminiscing about the good ol’ days. Loved gardening, fishing, hunting and trips to the casinos. Ralph had an incredible personality, he was funny, loving, giving, and kind. Above all, Ralph loved his family unconditionally. His days were full when spending quality time with the wife, and all the Grandchildren. Ralph will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
P.L. Fry and Son is honored to be serving the Donges family. Visitation will be on Sunday January 12, 2020 at 3pm followed by a rosary at 4pm held at P.L. Fry and Son 290 N. Union Rd. Manteca, Ca. Mass will be on Monday January 13, 2020 at 11am held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 525 E. North St. Manteca, Ca. Burial will be on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11am held at Holy Sepulchre 26320 Mission Blvd., Hayward, Ca. An online tribute page is available for condolences to the family at www.plfryandson.com
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