Memorial

Memorial

Ralph Malo, Jr.

Ralph Malo, Jr.

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Died

His laughter. He had such a genuine laugh. He was a best friend, husband, lover, father, son, brother, mentor to so many people. He had a positive impact on every person he met.

Tell us about your loved one.

Ralphie was an amazing man and father. He was a mechanical genius. Gifted, some would say. Always had a positive attitude and loved to make people laugh and smile. He had a very quirky sense of humor. The most loving man you could ever meet. Sincere, humble, amazing.

Tell us about Ralph's struggle with addiction

Ralph was always the guy that had a beer in his hand. For many years, it was enough for him. Then the stress of life and past issues that were not dealt with caused him to search for more. He turned to wine, and lots of it. In the span of about 2 years, he went from a functioning alcoholic to a non-functioning alcoholic. He had all the tools in place to help him beat this but none of us (family and friends), realized just how addicted he was. He had a great week of sobriety after his third detox. It's a week that will always be imprinted in our memories. Then he did the unthinkable. He drank a substance that was not meant to be consumed. It caused irreversable brain damage and ultimatley, his death. He never regained consciousness. It was with a sad and heavy heart that his family chose to remove him from the breathing tube after a week in the Trauma and Life Support Unit. Later that night, the good Lord took him home and ended his long road of suffering.

What made Ralph smile?

First and foremost, his family and friends. Especially his son, Noah. So many similarieites between them. Second, boating!! The faster the better. He loved speed on the water. It was his dream to ride in a Fountain Power boat.

What do you miss most about Ralph?

His laughter. He had such a genuine laugh. He was a best friend, husband, lover, father, son, brother, mentor to so many people. He had a positive impact on every person he met.

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