|Birth: ||Jun. 29, 1920|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 1993|
Ralph E. Salzgaber, Certified Public Accountant, passed to Life Eternal on December 5, 1993 at his residence, 1237 Grandview Avenue. Born in the same house en June 29, 1920 to the late Clarence F. and Elsie W. Salzgaber. Ralph was a life-long member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and the great-great-grandson of Franklin County pioneer Johann Christian Heyl, the first German and first Lutheran to permanently settle in Columbus, Oh. who organized the first Lutheran church in Central Ohio.
Survived by wife, Betty H.; son and daughter-in-law, the Revs. Ralph Edward II and Nancy Beth, RN.; granddaughters, Elasha Beth and Deborah Noel: sisters, Louise Foresman, Mary (Bob) Brush, Betty Patch, Violet (Thomas) Lamb of Columbus and Clara (Fred) Olsen of Bellingham, Wash. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, in-laws and many friends. Preceded in death by brothers. Clarence Jr. and Robert.
Ralph was a 1938 graduate of Hilliard High School, received the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University and the Masters of Arts degree in business from Central Michigan University. A CPA in private practice in accounting and tax preparation operating as Salzgaber's Grandview Tax Service, he was a. former Internal Revenue Service agent, former professor of accounting at Bliss College and a member of the Public Accountants Society of Ohio. He retired as Treasurer of Franklin Federal Savings and Loan. He served several terms as a city councilman and one term as Treasurer of the City of Grandview Heights.
Ralph had a long and extensive military career as well. He was a Veteran of WW II service with the Army Finance Corps in North Africa, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel United States Army Reserves. He was the recipient of six Freedom Awards from the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Pa., for patriotism programs he presented in area schools, and served as Chairman of the Grandview Heights Bicentennial Committee. He was a member of the American Legion Post #430, and a charter member and Quartermaster of Grandview Heights VFW Post #9109.
Ralph was also active in many community organizations throughout his life. He was a 32nd degree Master Mason, 53 year member of Neoacacia Lodge #595, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio, Community Chapter #227, Grand Council Royal and Select Masons of Ohio, West Gate Council #129, Aladdin Temple Shrine, Tri-Village Shrine Breakfast Club, Corinthian Chapter #393 Order of the Eastern Star. Member of the Pioneer Families of Franklin County, and a charter member of both Northwest Sertoma and the Grandview-Marble Cliff Historical Society.
If one word can be used to describe a person, Ralph's would be "devotion."
Friends may call at DEYO-DAVIS FUNERAL HOME 1578 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights, Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic Service Thursday 8:30 p.m.
V.F.W. Service Friday 8:30 p.m. Funeral service of Eucharist and Celebration of Resurrection at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 95 W. Fifth Ave., Saturday, December 11, 10 a.m., The Rev. Mark-David Price officiating, followed by interment at Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mark Lutheran Church Foundation, 95 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus, Oh. 43201.
On May 1, 1999, Ralph was posthumously accepted for membership into the Pioneer Families of Franklin County, Ohio through proven descent from the following ancestors living in Franklin County, Ohio by 1830: Johann Christian Heyl 1813, Charles Heyl 1822, and Esther Alspach 1822.
Ralph was also inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame on November 9, 2000 by Governor Bob Taft. It was awarded posthumously and accepted by his son, Ralph E. Salzgaber II
Clarence Fredrick Salzgaber (1889 - 1958)
Elsie Winter Evans Salzgaber (1890 - 1983)
Ralph Edward Salzgaber (1920 - 1993)
Amelia Louise Salzgaber Foresman (1922 - 1996)*
Violet Salzgaber Lamb (1931 - 2008)*
Note: Married Betty Loretta Hall December 22, 1946 in Cambridge, OH
Plot: NEW CEMETERY-1946 ADDITION, SECTION 03-EAST Lot :530, Space :4
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