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Ralph J Palmer

August 5, 1920 May 10, 2021
Ralph J Palmer
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Obituary for Ralph J Palmer

Ralph J. Palmer, age 100, resident of Florence, entered into rest on May 10, 2021. He was the son of the late Garnet G. and Caroline Fausz Palmer. A World War II veteran, he served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps while stationed in Manduria, Italy with the 450 th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. As a B-24 bombardier he flew on over 30 combat missions over Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Italy and Yugoslavia. Among the many decorations and medals he earned, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery on a bombing mission over Austria in 1944. After WWII he was a Customer Service Agent for TWA at Lunken Airport and later at the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). He took part in the inaugural TWA flight from CVG. He was a member of Erlanger Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Beth Palmer. He is survived by children Pamela (Larry) Brown, Douglas (Linda) Palmer Sr., Stephen (Simone) Palmer, David (Pam) Palmer, and Leslie Palmer, and 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was grateful for the care, counsel, and compassion provided by the physicians, nurses, and staff of the Cincinnati VA hospital and clinics. Visitation will be held Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 10:30 AM with services following at 11:30 AM at Stith Funeral Home, 7500 US 42, Florence, KY 41042. Burial with military honors will be at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North, Williamstown, KY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc 200 S.E. 1 st Street, Suite #800 Miami, FL 33131 (Parkinson.org) or Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41018. Online condolences may be made at www.stithfuneralhomes.com

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Visitation

Tuesday

18

May

10:30 AM 5/18/2021 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 5/18/2021 11:30:00 AM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Service

Tuesday

18

May

11:30 AM 5/18/2021 11:30:00 AM
Stith Funeral Homes - Florence

7500 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Stith Funeral Homes - Florence
7500 U.S. Highway 42 Florence 41042 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North Final Resting Place

205 Eibeck Lane
Williamstown, KY 41097

205 Eibeck Lane Williamstown 41097 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Parkinson's Foundation

200 SE 1st Street, #800
Miami, FL 33131

Erlanger Baptist Church

116 Commonwealth Avenue
Erlanger, KY 41018
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