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Ralph Tinker

Ralph Tinker

Tuesday, August 31st, 1937 - Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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Ralph Tinker, 83, Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday at home. He was born in Huddersfield, England, a son of the late Harry and May (Gates) Tinker. On Sept. 3, 1960, he was united in marriage to Margaret (Petherick) Tinker.

Along with his wife, he is survived by children: Allison Everhart and husband, Steve, Stephen Tinker and wife, Stephanie, and Andrew Tinker and wife, Beth; siblings: Dorothy and Eric Tinker: and six grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Keith Tinker and Malcolm Tinker.

Ralph served in the British Army as a cook and a surgical assistant.

Ralph worked as a laborer from 1951-77 where he mostly worked with sheet metal and as a welder. Starting in 1978, he helped to start Season-Aire Inc., from which he retired in 2001.

He was a member and a deacon of Christ Community Church and enjoyed spending time biking and singing in the German Choir, Altoona Mannerchor.

At the request of the family, all services will be held privately.

If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ralph to The Christ Community Church, 469 Church Lane, Hollidaysburg PA 16648.

Arrangements by The Good Funeral Home, Inc., 108 Alto Reste Park, Altoona, PA 16601.

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Nancy Boucher

Posted at 03:53pm
To Margaret and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Ralph was a wonderful man and great neighbor! Always had that wonderful smile on his face! We sure have missed having such terrific neighbors! Thoughts and prayers for all during this difficult time.

Jim and Nancy
 
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Jacqueline Griest Posted at 12:59am

Mrs Tinker and family: My condolences and prayers on Ralph’s passing. I only new him briefly, from working part-time at night in Assisted Lifestyles at Homewood. I will miss his smile. I wish I had known he was in a German Choir. The one doctor that I work for here in Lancaster Co is German, in fact he still has family in Germany and he loves to sing. He leads our Christmas Caroling at our office party. I could have gotten them singing together. Again my thoughts and prayers to all.
 
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Jacqueline Griest Posted at 01:23am

Sorry, this entry doesn’t give you area for name and location, only name. Jackie Saxton/Quarryville PA
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