Ralph MacDonald Christley

December 9, 1944 ~ April 9, 2020 (age 75)


Ralph MacDonald Christley, age 75, of Slippery Rock, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 in the Butler Memorial Hospital with his daughter and son in law by his side.

Born December 9, 1944 in Butler, he was the son of the late Earl DeLoy and Ida Mae Peters Christley.

He was a proud US Army Veteran.

Ralph worked for 26 ½ years at Halstead’s until they closed, and then continued his career until retirement at Remacor in West Pittsburgh.

He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, hiking, and watching wild life from his window or from sitting on his porch.

He is survived by his daughter and son in law Valerie A. (Kevin R.) Bres of Prospect; his siblings Robert (Carol) Christley of Prospect, Jon Christley of Butler, Judy (George) Stevenson of Prospect; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Christley, who passed away June 22, 1996; an infant daughter Rebecca; and his siblings Don Christley, Gary Christley, and Nancy Christley.

Due to the current health concerns, the family is planning a Memorial Service with Military Honors later this summer.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward L Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect.

Memorial contributions may be given to any local food bank of your choice.

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