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Ralph Everett Swayer, age 91, formerly of Groveport and presently of Amber Park Retirement Community of Pickerington, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

He was a World War II US Navy Aviation Metalsmith veteran and retired from Rife’s Auto Body.

Ralph formerly attended Hopewell United Methodist Church in Groveport. He was Past Master of the Lockbourne Masonic Lodge #232 F&AM and the Walnut Chapter #172 RAM and was an amateur clown for many years in Pickaway and Franklin counties.

Ralph and Dolores went to Florida many winters. Ralph enjoyed his beautiful garden, which was planted by the moon signs for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores; sister-in-law, Ruth (brother Edwin, deceased) Swayer of Newcomerstown; nieces, nephews and numerous friends including Debbie Peters.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Myers-Woodyard Funeral Home, 587 Main St., Groveport, where the funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday with Reverend Barbara Salyers and Reverend Chuck Muller officiating. Interment will be in Reber Hill Cemetery.

Dolores would like to thank the Mount Carmel Hospice staff for their excellent care. She requests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Mount Carmel Hospice or Hopewell United Methodist Church in memory of Ralph.

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This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal