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MAREK Remembers Ralph Marek

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ralph S. Marek. Ralph passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the age of 95.

Those of us that knew Ralph were fortunate to experience his kindness and considerate nature and his genuine concern for everyone, especially those in need.

Ralph was an extraordinarily smart man, and a true self-made businessman, whose partnership with his brothers covering 82 years built a great legacy for others to follow. Ralph fostered a long term commitment to always do the right thing that extended beyond his family and his friends – it included his employees, clients, and suppliers. A man of strong faith, Ralph was always ready with a kind word, an open heart, and a willingness to help, which made him a pillar for those who were in need.

The company that Ralph and his brothers built long ago still represents and practices the same principals that Ralph himself believed. It is natural for us to feel a great loss at the passing of such a great man. Ralph was loved deeply by his family, friends, and employees and will be missed by all who knew him. However, we should celebrate Ralph’s accomplished life and do our part to continue his legacy, as his life’s work is represented in all of us, those he cherished.

Given the limitations of the pandemic, there will be no public service. However, a celebration of Ralph’s life will be planned for a time when we can gather again.