Born on January 5, 1954, in Elizabethtown, NY, Ralph was a kind and gentle soul, some might even refer to him as a hippie. Once he met you, he considered you his friend for life.
Ralph served 4 years in the U.S. Navy, stationed on board the destroyer USS O’Bannon. He was very proud of his service.
He worked as a bartender his whole working life and enjoyed it tremendously. That’s all he wanted to do and thought it was the best job in the world.
He played sports throughout high school, baseball, basketball and soccer. He was an above average baseball and basketball player and played on some very successful teams. He always talked about his teammates and remembered them fondly.
He was predeceased by his father, Felix W. Passino; his mother, Jeanne Fuller Marino; his stepfather, Thomas M. Marino; his sister, Sharon Corkhill and his brother, Bruce.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Tara Anne Melrose and her husband, Ty; his sister, Janet Rollo and her husband, Bob; his sister, Jane Passino; his brother, Greg Passino; his sister Suzanne Marino DelSignore and her husband, Dan; his sister, Jeanne Marino; his nieces, Alesa, Liz and Rachel; his nephew Nate and his fiancé, Terri; his nephew, Brian Rollo; his nieces, Jennifer Kapas and Christa Detrick and her husband, Dan; his nephew, Kenneth Corkhill and his niece, Michelle Faulkner.
Ralph fondly remembered his days growing up in Westport and wanted everyone up there to know he loved you guys!!
Friends may call on Monday, April 9, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m.at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.
A graveside service, with Military honors provided by American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls officiating, will take place on Tuesday, April 10 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Ralph’s family suggests memorial donations to The Adirondack Vet’s House, Inc, 26 Pine At, Glens Falls, NY, 12801 or The Charles R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital, 100 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.