Ralph Ord

Born: Fri., Mar. 31, 1961
Died: Sun., Mar. 22, 2020

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It is with great sorrow and regret we must announce the sudden passing of Ralph E. Ord II on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the age of 58. Ralph was born on March 31, 1961 in McKeesport, PA to Edward S. Ord Sr. and Audree Ellwood Ord. The family moved to Warren in 1966 where Ralph would graduate from Warren Area High school as a member of the class of 1979. He would go on to graduate from Slippery Rock University in 1983. On May 31, 1987 he would marry his beloved wife of 32 years the former Lynn Granoth. And in 1991 he and his young family would return to Warren. For 27 years he was the manager of Crones Drug Store and a fixture of downtown Warren fighting as its biggest advocate and the friendly go to source in the community. Ralph was always there to welcome anyone with a friendly smile and always happy to help anyone in any way possible. Ralph’s greatest passion in life was his sons and supporting anything they were involved in. Ralph was a constant fixture at youth sporting events ranging from little league where he was a board member and coach to attending varsity sporting events. Ralph was a member of First United Methodist Church, The Warren County Republican Committee, the Warren Little League Board, and was a strong supporter of Downtown Warren, WAHS athletics, and his family. Ralph is preceded in death by his father Edward S. Ord Sr. He is survived by his mother Audree, his beloved wife Lynn, his sons Ralph E. Ord III of Dallas, Texas and Edward S. Ord III and wife Rachel of Cranberry Township, PA, as well as his brothers Edward Ord Jr. (Joanne) of Ocean Shores, Washington, John Ord (Judithe) of Yorktown, Virginia, sister Marsha Ord of Harrisburg, PA and several nieces and nephews. Due to current health restrictions the Funeral will be closed to all but immediate family, with memorial service to be planned once the public can participate. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be placed in his memory to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Garden or the Warren Sports Boosters.

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Randy & Peg Viola
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
Audrey, Lynn and family we are so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. He was such a great guy and will be greatly missed.

Tom and Roxie Fadale
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
Lynn, Ralphie, Eddie and Rachel

We are mourning the passing of your loved one and father. He was a great boss and one of the hardest workers I have ever seen. Ralph will be missed, there is a void in our hearts. God Bless all of you.

jim lynch
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
To the Ord family. Ralph was just like his dad. They were 2 of the best men I ever knew. God speed, Ralph. Jim Lynch.

Kimberly Snyder
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
Lynn,Ralphie,Eddie,Mrs.Ord,and to all the family,you have my deepest sympathy ,Ralph was a Good man.and friend.I will continue to pray for all of you.

Craig Steinkamp
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Growing up with Ralph was an enjoyable childhood,but it is great regret I have learned of Ralph's passing. When entering Crone's,you could always count on Ralph's smile and kind words. My deepst sympathy to the entire Ord family.

Mike and Lisa Card
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Lynn, Audrey, Ralphie, and Eddie,
Words can not express how sorry we are to hear of Ralph's passing. All in our community could see what a loving father, husband, and son he was. He always spoke of his boys when we would see him in the store with so much pride. He was a wonderful example of a family man as well as a mentor to all of the boys that he coached. God has a special place for him. You are all in our prayers!

Monica Prowitt
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing! He was always so nice and helpful to everyone. He was such a great advocate of Warren. Much sympathy to his family. God bless!

Joanie & Scott Pire
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Audree, Ed, Marcia John and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. I can't remember a time that I wouldn't see Ralph outside the neighborhood or downtown that I didn't hear Ralph yell, " Hey Joan- I " He always had a smile and great conversation.. My daughter and Ed III are friends and she sends her deepest sympathies. Due to the circumstances we are unable to come home at this time but please know you're in our thoughts and prayers.
Joanie Pire and Family xo

Jane Bemis
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
So sorry for your loss

Jan Garrett
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Audree, Lynn(wife) and family, It is with sadness that I heard of the passing of one of my favorite students and athletes.Ralph was a basketball player and football player for Warren.He was a wonderful young man. He had a wit about him that everyone enjoyed.I really enjoyed coaching Ralph at Beaty. He was a very enthusiastic team member. In the community here he was a guy who participated in everything that he could. God bless you Ralph. RIP

Cathy Peterson
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Audree -
Sending prayers to you & your family. I did not know him personally, but he always attended the 8am service at church and he was very helpful at Crone's whenever anyone needed help.

Michelle Betts
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Lynn, Ralphie, Eddie and Rachel, Audree and family,

Our hearts break with yours. Such a wonderful man taken too soon. His love for family was so evident. I will miss his warm welcoming smile in our community.

Praying for peace during this difficult time.
Bless you,
Michelle, Jerry, Jordan and Nicholas

Tom Pupo
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Dear Lynn, Ralph, Ed, Audree and family, I have no words to express my sorrow over Ralph’s passing. It was a privilege and an honor working with him for the past several years. Downtown Warren will not be the same without him. He was such a wonderfully kind and caring man. That being said, I’m sure he was an even better son, husband, and father to all of you. He was much beloved. I’m a better person for having known him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest In Peace Ralph...you will be missed.

Kathryn Hodge
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Audree and family. So sorry to hear of Ralph's passing.

Joyce Foringer
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Aunt Audree and family. We are so saddened by the loss of our youngest cousin. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all of the family.

Lisa Beeman
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
I met Ralph while working at the Youngsville Pharmacy. I never got to see much of him, but every time was a pleasure. He was truly an exemplary man. His loss will be felt by so many. My deepest sympathy to your entire family. May your love for each other bring you strength and comfort you...Lisa

Jill Woody
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
Lynn, Ralph, Edward & Family,
I am stunned at your loss and cannot imagine your sorrow. Lynn I met you both in the delivery room. It was apparent then how much in Love you were with each other and beginning of your family. Boys, as you grew up every time I saw your Dad he would always tell me a little bit about what you were doing. How you were growing, the sports you played when you learned to drive college marriage. There wasn’t anything that you did that your Dad wasn’t proud of. Lynn you always showed me pictures. This is a difficult time for you. I will pray Jesus holds you tight in his arms until you feel you can breathe on your own again. Lynn I don’t have your number so please call me. 730-6059. Even though this process will be untraditional due to the times, please don’t feel alone. My spirit is with you and if I could I would wrap my arms around you. My Love is with you all, Jill Woody

Dale Allmendinger
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the entire Ord family.

Scott and Debbie Swanson
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
Lynn, Ralph, Ed and family
We are so deeply saddened to hear of Ralph's passing. He was such a nice person. He always had a smile, a kind word and a funny story to tell. We have so many happy memories of all the times we would spend together with you and Ralph while our boys played and grew up together. Our hearts go out to all of you with our sincere sympathy.
Scott and Debbie Swanson

Ian & Barbara Scott
   Posted Mon April 06, 2020
Audree, Lynn, Ralph, and Eddie
We are so sorry for your loss of a wonderful son, husband, and father. Ralph was the smiling face, greeter, and helper at Crones. He will be very missed by many in our community. May you find comfort in the special memories you all shared.

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