BERDUX, Ralph - Ralph Kenneth Berdux, age 94 of Stratford passed away peacefully at Spruce Lodge on September 5, 2013. Ralph was born in Wellesley, September 29, 1918, son of the late George Berdux and the former Leonora Schmidt. Beloved husband of the late Laverne (Leinweber) Berdux who predeceased him September 14, 1998. Loving father of Barbara Marshall (Laverne) and Jim Hanlon. Grandfather of Jeffrey Marshall (Krista), Jodi-Lynn Menchenton (Dan), Tamara Mann (Les), Alicia Moore (Steve), Graham Hanlon (Brittany). Great grandfather of Cassie, Amanda, Kendra and Kylen Menchenton, Brooklyn, Madison, Sydney Marshall, Cierra Mann, Kobe and Audrianna Hanlon. Dear brother of Kathleen Lichty (Norman) and Norma Peterson (Gil). Also survived by a sister-in-law Betty Leinweber and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife he was predeceased by sisters Dorothy Miller (Gil), Helen Kraehling (Walter), Esther Glebe (Oliver), by brothers-in-law Ken Leinweber and Earl Leinweber (Dorothy). Ralph served as Sergeant in the Air Force during World War II. His life's passion was woodworking. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade. He was a former member of Centennial United Church, Stratford. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Sunday, September 8, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. Rev. Tom Beecroft will officiate. Interment in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society through the funeral home. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com12561073
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