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Ralph Randolph Jr., of Gloucester City, former Gloucester City Fire Department Chief

On September 28, 2010. Of Gloucester City. Cherished Hubby of 51 years to 6a00d8341bf7d953ef0115724332f3970b-120wi Dorothy K. (nee Groff). Devoted father of Ralph Randolph, III, Cherylann Randolph and NancyLynne Baus (Kenneth Jr.). Beloved grandfather of Derick, Aaron (Theresa), Douglas and Matthew. Ralph was born in Camden and raised in Woodlynne. Ralph was known to many as “Bud.” 

He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He started as a Career Firefighter with the City of Gloucester City in 1954. Ralph became Chief of the Gloucester City Fire Department in 1977 and served until 1986. Ralph was an active member of F.M.B.A Local # 51 of the Gloucester City Fire Department where he retired in 1988. He was active with the Retired Firefighters Local Union # 500 and the New Jersey Retired Police and Firefighters Association.  He was very active with the Trinity United Methodist Church on Division Street in Gloucester City where he served as a Trustee and member of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee. Ralph was a member of the Gloucester City Little League and member of the Gloucester City Planning Board.

Relatives, friends, brother Firemen and members of the organizations to which Ralph belonged are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Friday morning from 9 am to 11 am at McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. Methodist Religious Service 11 am in the funeral home by family friend, Pastor Gary Brennan. Interment with U.S. Army Military Honors in Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. There will be no evening viewing.  Memorial Donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to the Burn Foundation: 1520 Locust Street, Suite 401, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Please write in memo: Ralph Randolph, Jr. 

Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our funeral home website under online obituaries of Ralph Randolph, Jr. 

Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City.