Ralph C. Jordan

Born: Sat., Jun. 7, 1930
Died: Thu., Feb. 12, 2015


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 15, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 15, 2015
Location: Duke Center United Methodist Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Feb. 16, 2015
Location: Duke Center United Methodist Church


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DUKE CENTER — Ralph C. Jordan Jr., 84, of Looker Mountain Trail, passed away on Thursday (Feb. 12, 2015) at the Bradford Hospital following a brief illness.
Born June 7, 1930, in Gates, Fayette County, he was a son of Ralph C. and Katherine R. Eichar Jordan Sr. On Dec. 1, 1952 in Cumberland, Md., he married Evelyn J. Smith, who survives.
Mr. Jordan was a 1948 graduate of German Township High School and later graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Arts. A resident of Duke Center since 1957, he had served in the Korean War with the Marines in the infantry with the Second Battalion, First Marine Regiment, First Marine Division in Korea, where he received a Purple Heart. He was later employed at the Otto-Eldred High School as an Industrial Arts instructor from 1957 until his retirement in 1991.
He was a dedicated member of the Duke Center United Methodist Church, where he had served as a Lay Speaker, taught Sunday School and had served many other capacities within the church. Ralph had enjoyed many years in his home workshop making jewelry, stained glass, and doing woodworking. He had also been an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, John (Amy) Jordan of Duke Center, and their children, Benjamin, Noah and Micah Jordan; two daughters, Marlene Steiner of Clarion, and her son, Steven (Jennifer) Steiner and daughter, Elizabeth Steiner, and Ralph’s second daughter, Lunette (John) Bordonaro of North Fort Myers, Fla., and their son Paul Bordonaro and their daughter, Adrienne John.  Also surviving are three sisters, Shirley Seper of  Fort Myers, Fla., Mabel Maldovan of East Lake, Ohio, and Sarah Hardy of East Lake, Ohio.
Ralph was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melanie Jordan in 1991; a grandson-in-law, Andrew John in 2007; a son-in-law, Richard Steiner in 2014; four sisters, Ida “Marie” Linko, Christine Jordan, Constance Graheck and Virginia Jordan; and a brother, John Jordan.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Duke Center United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Gary Sheesley officiating. Burial will follow in the Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.
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Jay P Kahle
   Posted Sat February 14, 2015
Dear Evelyn, John, Amy and Family, We are so sorry to learn of Ralph's passing. He was such a quiet, kind and gentle man. I guess that came from his deep faith in God. I used to meet him at the post office, and we would talk about Joe Lehosky and others who had hardships in their lives. He was always genuinely interested in others. I will miss him as I pass through the Church pews on Sundays. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jay and Jacki Kahle

Joel and Kelly Johnson
   Posted Sat February 14, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Carol Stanford
   Posted Sun February 15, 2015
I am very sorry for you loss. May God grant you comfort and peace as you go through your loss.

Betty (Burgeson) Leahy
   Posted Sun February 15, 2015
Dear Eveyln, John and family,
Our sincere condolence to you in the passing of your loved one.
Praying for peace and strength for you at this time.
I know Jim would be there with you John if he could.
God Bless all,
Betty, Jill, Casey, and Jim

Jean Morton
   Posted Mon February 16, 2015
Thinking and praying for all of you. God bless and keep you in his arms.

Tom Loftus
   Posted Mon February 16, 2015
Mr Jordan was a great teacher. He taught by example with life's lessons. i did not realize at the time what a profound effect he had on my life. i have used the life's lesson many times over my life and have fondly thought of him many times over the years.
God bless all.

Tom Loftus Class of 61

Nick & Barb Dixon
   Posted Tue February 17, 2015
Dear Everyone, We are so very sorry for your loss...Mrs. Jordan for the loss of your husband, John,Amy and sisters the loss of your Dad, and for Ben, Noah & Micah (& other grandchildren) the loss of Grandpap. He was such an integral part of the boys lives when they were little ones and I'm sure even more so as adults. He was just such a nice man! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nick & Barb Dixon

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