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Ralph L. Stoyanoff, 53

Ralph L. Stoyanoff, 53, of Perry Twp. Passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in his residence.

Ralph was born on January 26, 1964 in Ellwood City to the late James Stoyanoff and Octavia Conforti Stoyanoff of Ellport. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1982 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Ralph served with the U.S. Army from 1984 until his discharge in 2007 with the rank of Staff Sgt.. He served in Desert Storm, Korea, Germany and Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Accommodation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Drivers Badge, and Expert Rifleman Badge. His assignments included the 60th ordnance in Friedberg, Germany, 465th TC in Franklin , Pa and Ft. Lee, Virginia, 58th TC at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri, 2nd Tank in the Republic of Korea, 298th TC in Bristol, Pa, the U.S. Air Assault Academy at Fort Campbell, KY, Recruiter School at Fort Eustis, VA, and the Pittsburgh, Recruiting Battalion in Pittsburgh. Ralph studied Phlebotomy at Towson College in Maryland, and had worked at the Butler VA Hospital as a phlebotomist while he was serving with the Army Reserve. He is a lifetime member of the American Legion in Monaca, and the V.F.W. Post 8106 in New Galilee. He had played and coached American Legion baseball for several years, and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Ralph loved animals, but must of all enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all.

Ralph is survived by his wife Sue Ellen Boy Stoyanoff, his mother Octavia Stoyanoff, his daughters Allison Velasquez of New Castle, and Caitlyn Stoyanoff of Ellwood City, his grandchildren, David, Xavier,  Ariana, and his future granddaughter who is expected in July, his sisters Laura Stoyanoff of Ellwood City, and Eileen McKelvey and her companion Bill Viccari of Ellwood City, his brothers James R. Stoyanoff of Ellport, Jeffrey (Clydene) Stoyanoff of Ellwood City, and William Stoyanoff of Ellport, and his dog Mauri.

He was preceded in death by his father, and his brother David Stoyanoff.

A Private Blessing Service will be held for Ralph at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Military honors will conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial donations in Ralph’s name may be made to the Human Society, or to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

 

12 Comments

  • Jason Doughty Posted June 21, 2017 9:43 pm

    Rest in peace Ralphie. I am proud to have known you and even more proud to call you a friend.

  • Liz Wright Posted June 22, 2017 6:03 am

    Ellport was a fun place to grow-up with Ralph and family a part of those good memories. Many years and many travels yet roots go deep. Comfort to the family and blessings going onward.

  • aaron t hetrick Posted June 24, 2017 7:19 am

    To the Stoyanoff family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have just heard the news, I have been detached from Ellport for over 30 years, however had stayed in touch with Ralphie on Facebook alittle over the years. The great memories of Ellport with all of your family are flooding my heart right now. Ralphie, David, and myself spent many hours of are childhood together, and a lot of homerun dirby off the tube mill wall. You will be sadly missed, and it was a pleasure to have grown up with you, and to call you my friend. I will see you on the other side. Rest In Peace.. God Bless Aaron T. Hetrick

  • William Flowetz Sr. Posted June 27, 2017 5:29 am

    I served with Ralph when we both in the 60th ord co in Germany. I remember him fondly even after 40 yrs. He was one of those guys that you made friends with rather easily. I remember all of his antics that he pulled when we were young. He helped keep my morale up when I would get to missing home and my friends. I’ll say a prayer for him and I pray for Gods Blessings for his family. God Bless. Here is my favorite quote from General MacArthur “Old soldiets never die, They just fade away”.

  • William Flowers.Sr. Posted June 27, 2017 5:32 am

    RIP soldier we’ve got the watch now. Til Valhalla brother.

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