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Robert J Ralston

July 21, 1948 - February 13, 2021

Robert Ralston, 72, passed Saturday, February 13, 2021, at his home in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

He was born in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late James Ralston Jr. and Catherine Templin Ralston.

Bob was an avid sports fan and could be found supporting all of his grandkids at many school activities such as volleyball, baseball, basketball, golf, drama club and band. He loved the Ohio University Bobcats where he was an alumni. He loved the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavaliers. He was also a huge Ohio State Buckeyes Fan.

One of Bob’s favorite baseball players was the legendary Micky Mantle.

“Skipjack” known by his close friends would have memories of great golf matches at various golf courses.

“Dad always had a positive outlook on life and enjoyed everyday, and in true sporting fashion we know Dad is at his ‘Field of Dreams’. He will be greatly missed by all”. -Bob’s daughters.

Surviving are his children, Shelley (Matt) Root of Louisville, OH, Jodie (Ron) Gallagher of Butler, PA, siblings, Jack (Rosalie) Ralston, Bill (Annie) Ralston and Nancy (John) Morris. He is also survived by his grandchildren Karlee Root, Zach Root, Nathan Gallagher, Allison Gallagher, Sidney Root,  many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Darlene Taylor.

Family and friends will be received at the CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialist 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH 43950 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Services will be held Monday February 22, 2021 11:00 am at the CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists – St. Clairsville Chapel with Father Thomas Chillog officiating services. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in St. Clairsville, OH.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing and face coverings are required.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Clairsville Athletic Department by going to

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel

204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43906

Service Information

Date: Monday, February 22, 2021

Time: 11:00 am


Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel

204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43906

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, February 22, 2021


Union Cemetery

211 Maple Avenue
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

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