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Ralph Diano, of Runnemede, WW II Army Vet, Retired from Lit Brothers/ West Jersey Hospital

Ralph M. Diano, on January 7, 2015, of Runnemede. Age 89. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Jeanette T. (nee Panetta). Devoted and loving father of Janet Corbett-Durso (Michael Durso), Mark (Maria) and David (Teresa). Loving grandfather of Thomas A. Corbett (Tara), Nicole Ottaviano (David), Angela Lanzetta (Michael) and Alexa Diano. Great- grandfather of Fallyn, Faith, Gianna and Angelina. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and his thoughtful and caring neighbors. 

Ralph was an Army veteran of World War II. He worked at Lit Brothers Department Store in Philadelphia as a decorator. He also worked on the Christmas Village until the store closed. From there he went to West Jersey Hospital, Camden, where he worked in maintenance and retired in 1988 to care for his loving wife for 21 years. 

Ralph loved woodworking and even built his own home in 1968. He also enjoyed making stained glass, listening to opera and watching old movies on TV, but he was happiest with family around and making a fuss over babies and kids. 

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. 

There will be a viewing from 9 to 11am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. 

Funeral Service 11am at the funeral home. 

Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. 

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