Joseph C. Ralston, Sr.
Born on August 29, 1938 in Philipsburg, PA, he was the son of the late Reuben & Catherine (Cambior) Ralson. He married Mary Elizabeth (Perks) Wood-Ralston in Philipsburg, PA, who resides at home.
Mr. Ralston was a member of the B.P.O. Elks #1173 in Philipsburg, PA, the AMVETS, and the American Legion in Philipsburg, PA. He was a Retired Heavy Equipment Operator and he had received his GED.
Along with his parents, Mr. Ralston was preceded in death by: a son, Joseph C. Ralston, Jr.; a sister, Mary Ellen Coughran & her husband Robert; and a step- son, William Wood.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: two daughters, June Ralston-Weidner & her husband Fred Weidner of North East, MD and Donna Ralston-Smolko & her husband James Smolko of Erie, PA; a son, John Ralston of Pittsburgh, PA; two step-sons, Daniel Wood & his wife Becky of Flemington, PA and James Wood & his wife Dottie of Philipsburg, PA; two sisters, Anna Christian of North Carolina and Patricia Hornlein & her husband Edward of East Brunswick, NJ; two brothers, William Ralston & his wife Carol of East Brunswick, NJ and James Ralston & his wife Susan of Toms River, NJ; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Wood of Pine Grove Mills, PA; and numerous Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and a Great-Great Grandchild.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Osceola Mills, PA, with Rev. W. Dean Krause officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Brisbin, PA.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 and on Wednesday from 10:00 until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home.
To sign the online guestbook, go to: www.heathfuneral.com.