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Ralph Vincent Nardell

February 19, 1942 — March 13, 2023

A man of warmth, generosity, quick wit, and kindness. Ralph Vincent Nardell of West Wyoming, 81, died peacefully at home on Monday, March 13, 2023, surrounded by his family.

Born on February 19, 1942, he was the son of the late Ralph Nardell Sr. and Marie (Siani) Nardell. After graduating from Wyoming Area High School in 1959, he attended Bloomsburg University, where he graduated with a degree in Education.

After college, Ralph returned to West Wyoming where he spent the following years building a life he truly loved. He began a 40-plus year career at Wyoming Area Middle School, teaching 6th-grade math and, just as importantly, giving generations of student’s stories to tell about the funniest teacher they ever had.

In June of 1966, Ralph married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, the former Sandra Dominick. Married for 57 years, they welcomed five children, six grandchildren and spent the following years making their family the center of their lives. Ralph loved being a husband, father, and grandfather. He made it easy for everyone in his family to know how much they were cared for and loved (as long as they didn’t touch the thermostat and closed the back door all the way).

Ralph had a gift for storytelling and sharing jokes, was an incredible cook, and together with Sandy created a warm, loving home famous for Sunday dinners. He was a cherished and lifelong friend to many, and it was easy to see the joy he found in retelling stories about his adventures with friends, from his school days to hunting trips to playing cards and more. His legacy will surely live on through the lives he touched, and he will be missed by all.

The family would like to express its deepest gratitude to all those who provided his care, with special thanks to: Dr. Gerald Gibbons, Dr. Kishori Veerabhadrappa, Michelle Leandri, Kim Schultz, and Joanie of Allied Health Services.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sandra Dominick Nardell; children: Gina Marie Kneeream (Mark), West Wyoming; Ralph Nardell, Media; Kristie Hurst (David), Exeter; Ronald Nardell (Maria), Kingston; Nikki Nardell (Jason Olmsted), Dallas; grandchildren: Emily Kneeream, Max Kneeream, Isaac, Lucy, Jake, and Sadie Olmsted; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday March 17, 2023, at 10 AM at St. Monica’s Church 363 West 8th Street, West Wyoming, concelebrated by Father Peter Tomczak and Monsignor John Sempa.

Relatives and friends are asked to go directly to the church the morning of mass.

Friends may call Thursday March 16, 2023 from 5-8 PM at Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA.

Interment will be in the St. Mary Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Monica’s Parish or Corpus Christi’s Social Concerns Committee.

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