Ralph
Propp, Ralph, Raymond, a 45 year resident of Gardena, CA, passed away on October 23, 2004 in San Pedro, CA. Born in La Jara, CO, Ralph was 92 when he died. He is survived by his wife Laura, son Donald William Saint, daughters Cheryl E. Litts, and Vivian Ann Tegtmeier, six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 29, 2004, 11:00 AM at McMillan McCormick Mortuary Chapel in Gardena. Reception will follow in the Mortuary lounge. Private inurnment.

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  1. My condolences in the loss of Ralph. I was one of the student nurse that was at SPPAV from the 2nd week of September to the 3rd week of October of this year. Although we were only there for a short while, I would like to share a few of our memories of Ralph: when providing a bed bath, he always apologized for going #2, we always told him not to apologize, it was o.k. he loved to wear his beenie he said that we students were spoiling him because we used to provide him with back rubs Ralph & Laura used to go outside every day that we were there I\’m not sure how many years they were married but we could tell they were still in love It was a pleasure knowing Ralph. He was a gentleman. We are hoping for the best for Laura & the family. Sandy Weaver

  2. Ralph and Laura became very dear to me a long time ago. I am a member of the Sunrise Singers, a group that visits convalescent homes and has sing alongs with the residents. We visited Little Company of Mary Pavilion in Torrance every month where Ralph and Laura lived Ralph always had such kind words to say about my piano playing. One day he decided to make a tape for me because he knew how much I enjoyed music of the Big Band era and Cole Porter. I play that tape at least three or four times a week while I work out at the YMCA and you can be sure that , everytime that music is played I think of Ralph. I followed Ralph and Laura to two or three other places. I liked to stop in and visit. If Ralph was sleeping in his chair all I had to do was sing a few bars of “Sentimental Journey” and he would wake up and smile. He always knew it was me by the music I sang to him and to Laura. Ralph will always remain dear in my heart as Laura does now. I\’ll miss you Ralph. Cole Porter music goes on and on and so will my memories of you. With love, Judi

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