May 17, 1908 ~ February 21, 2002
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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