Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

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Ralph J. Grasso

Ralph J. Grasso, Champaign, Illinois, passed on November 12, 2021, at his home. He was born August 10, 1948, in Chicago.

Following Ralph’s wishes, there will be no services.

Ralph left behind his wife, Barbara; brother, Florian; many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph; mother, Lucy; and brother, Anthony.

Originally from Chicago, Ralph was a lover of jazz, sports, cooking (the cooker guy), and old movies. He was an avid fisherman who volunteered his time to the Chicago Bank Anglers fishing club, helping inner-city kids. He loved to travel and made friends across the county. He was a great conversationist and enjoyed the company of friends and family.

Memorials in honor of Ralph can be made to the Eastern Illinois Food Ban, 2405 North Shore Drive, Urbana, IL 61802 217-328-3663.

Online condolences can be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.

Condolences

Barb I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you were closer now so in some way I could console you and just give you a hug. Love you cousin.

—Phyllis Ruff

 

DEAR BARBARA,

I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RALPH. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER ME BUT RALPH WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS DEPT. OF BIO CHEMISTRY MANY YEARS AGO WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. AGAIN I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

—WALTER SWISTEK