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June 25, 1928 — February 6, 2018

POTTERSVILLE — Ralph Edward Rapp, 89, formerly of Colonie, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at his home.

Born June 25, 1928 in Colonie, he was the son of the late Charles and Gertrude (Winegar) Rapp.

Ralph served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal from January 1952 until December 1953.

Ralph was a mechanic for Fleetway Construction Company in Colonie. Ralph and his wife, Carol, have owned and operated Ideal Campground in Pottersville since 1984.

Besides his parents, Ralph was predeceased by his brother, Hilbert Rapp.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carol A. (Gartland) Rapp of Pottersville whom he married August 30, 1974; one daughter, Sharon Casterlin of Colonie; one brother, Wayne (Sheila) Rapp of Latham; two sisters, Lois Bristol of Voorheesville, Wilda (Clifford) Sandwick of Rhinebeck; three grandchildren, Carrie Lindenmann, Benjamin (Jamie) Casterlin, Caity (Kiersten) Burns; two great-grandchildren, Sam Lindenmann, Piper Casterlin; and many nieces and nephews.

At Ralph’s request, there will be no visiting hours or services. A Celebration of Life will be in the early summer.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, #405, Albany, NY 12205.

Arrangements are entrusted to Barton-McDermott Funeral Home Inc., 9 Pine St., Chestertown.

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