Ralph Rosenkranz, 53, of Phoeni­cia

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Ralph Rosenkranz, 53 years of age, passed away at home on Tues­day, Aug. 28, 2018, af­ter a long ill­ness.

Ralph is sur­vived by his wife, Jean­nette Rosenkranz; his mother, Erna Hem­bling; his fa­ther, Hugo Rosenkranz; step­mother, Her­mina Rider; his sis­ter, Del­pha Snow and hus­band Richard Snow; his sis­ter, Sylvia Haoula and hus­band Ay­man Haoula; nephew, Mo­ham­mad Haoula; his sis­ter-in-law, He­lene Rosenkranz; niece, Renee Rosenkranz; and neph­ews, Rus­sell Rosenkranz, Erik Rosenkranz, and Kreg Rosenkranz; as well as a num­ber of other fam­ily mem­bers and friends. He was pre­de­ceased by his brother, Thomas Rosenkranz.

Ralph was born on Oct. 20, 1964, in Elizabeth, N.J., to Erna Hem­bling (for­merly Her­mann) and Hugo Rosenkranz. The fam­ily moved to Sam­sonville, N.Y., in 1976. He en­joyed play­ing sports in his youth and demon­strated ath­letic tal­ents play­ing soc­cer, base­ball, bas­ket­ball, and swim­ming. He was a grad­u­ate of On­te­ora High School and spent time in the U.S. Navy. Ralph be­came a roofer and worked at Cama Roof­ing and J&A Roof­ing. He also had skills in con­struc­tion and car­pen­try projects and as­sisted many friends and neigh­bors on a va­ri­ety of projects. Ralph mar­ried Jean­nette Bow­man on June 13, 1997. They lived in Ul­ster County, and most re­cently in Phoeni­cia, N.Y. Ralph was a lov­ing per­son and loyal friend who had a big heart and was al­ways will­ing to help fam­ily, friends, and neigh­bors. He was truly a man of the out­doors, with a pas­sion for fish­ing and hunt­ing and spent much time in the Catskill Moun­tains, its reser­voirs and rivers, find­ing en­joy­ment and quiet time in na­ture. He also loved to go salmon fish­ing with friends on the Salmon River.

Ralph will be deeply missed by his fam­ily and friends. A me­mo­rial to cel­e­brate and honor Ralph’s life will be held on Satur­day, Sept. 29, 2018, from noon to 3 p.m. at the pav­il­ion at Lester S. Davis Park, 45 Wat­son Hol­low Road, West Shokan, N.Y.

The fam­ily re­quests that in lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions in Ralph’s mem­ory be made to one of the fol­low­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions: The Al­bany Med­i­cal Cen­ter Foun­da­tion (MC-119) or Al­bany Med­i­cal Col­lege Anatom­i­cal Gift Pro­gram (MC-135), both lo­cated at 47 New Scot­land Ave., Al­bany, N.Y. 122083479; or the Amer­i­can Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion (www. di­a­betes.org).

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