Ralph J Wilson, age 78, of Edgewater, passed away suddenly in his home Saturday, February 24th, 2018.
Ralph was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Wilson, who he laughed with, lived for, and loved. He is survived by his two children: his son, Mitch Wilson of Ocean, New Jersey; and his daughter, Michele Mazza of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He also leaves behind four grandchildren: Alexandra and Breanna Mazza of Edgewater, Florida; and Christopher and Kate Wilson of Ocean, New Jersey; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.
Ralph was a veteran of the Army National Guard and the Coast Guard. During his long and distinguished career he earned numerous medals and awards. He retired from the service as Chief Warrant Officer 4. The discipline and the patriotism he learned in the military never left him.
He was an avid reader, fisherman, woodworker, Lionel train enthusiast, and lifelong baseball fan. His favorite pastimes included watching TV, working on his boat with his partner in crime, Raymond Mazza, and doing anything to avoid pulling weeds with his wife, Barbara.
A Military Funeral Honors ceremony will take place at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery where Ralph and Barbara will have their final resting place together.