Rhind, Ralph an 82 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2002 in Hermosa Beach. Born in New York, NY, May 17, 1908, Ralph moved with his family to Manhattan Beach in 1920, married Katharine Withers on July 6, 1933, later moved to Hermosa and was married to Katharine 61 years until her passing in 1994. Ralph graduated from Redondo High in 1925, Stanford University in 1929 and from USC Medical School. He was a medical officer in the Navy during World War II stationed on a carrier in the South Pacific and discharged in 1945. After the war he went back to school to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology because he loved bringing new life into the world. He is survived by Son, John Rhind & his wife Roberta of Torrance; Daughter, Claudia Fallek of Lomita; Granddaughters Terri Bain and her husband Gary of Rancho Palos Verdes and Marilou Hayes of San Pedro; Grandsons Chip Fallek and his wife Mary of Gilbert, AZ, Jeff Rhind & his fiancee Ernestina of Hermosa Beach and Michael Rhind & his fiancee Mayela of El Segundo and 6 greatgrandchildren. His caretakers, for the past 5 years, Tonee and Blanca will also miss him deeply along with his canine pal ''Steffi''. Services will be held at the Chapel of Chimes - Inglewood Park Cemetery Monday, February 25, 2002 at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Inglewood Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Braille Institute, Trinity Care Hospice or a charity of your choice.

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  1. Our prayers are with you in the loss of your loved one. Remember the great accomplish-ments of his life. He deliver-ed 4 beautiful children to our family. May God be with you!

  2. “Gramps” was a friend to all of us. We enjoyed his company as much as he enjoyed our. He opened his home to his extended family and was always one to share some cheer. He influenced all of us in his own way and in so doing he will be remembered always.

  3. Gramps was such a distinguished man. He was an intelligent man, witty and charming. He was always very curteous whenever we visited his home. I know he touched the lives of the many people that surrounded him, and know he will be greatly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless.

  4. Dr Rhind gave me life 38 years ago, and for that I am forever thankful. He and his nurses even thought I was going to be twins, but it ended up just being me. My condolences to the family and God Bless. Lydia Walker

  5. Jeff, Our deepest of sympathies to you and your family, Your Grandfather sounded like a unique man. We should all be as lucky to live such a long life. At least now he is in a place of eternal health and happiness. Again, sorry for a great loss. Take care, Chris/Rick Mack

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