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Ralph E. Sharrer

January 4, 1929 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 92)


Ralph E. Sharrer, 92, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, at the Helen Purcell Home. He was born January 4, 1929 in Zanesville to the late Anna Sharrer. He was a graduate of Lash High School and Muskingum College. Ralph was a teacher and coach at Adamsville, Grover Cleveland, Roosevelt, Zanesville and back to Roosevelt, where he retired. He was the assistant basketball coach at Zanesville and coached football and basketball at Grover Cleveland. Ralph was also an avid golfer, bowler and loved playing cards with his family and friends. He and Ruth enjoyed traveling and vacationing upon retirement.

Ralph is survived by his loving soulmate Ruth E. Walters Sharrer; a son John (Lynn) Sharrer; seven grandchildren: Amy (Mark) Johnson, Lori Sharrer, Drew (Tashia) Sharrer, Jordan (Brandi) Sharrer, Taylor (Jessica) Sharrer, Meagan (Michael) Mayes and Charlie (Tabbitha) Ansel; nine great grandchildren and daughter in law Cheryl Sharrer.

In addition to mother he was preceded in death by a son Dean Sharrer and a daughter Debbie Ansel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, OH or Meals on Wheels, 160 N. Fourth Street, Zanesville, OH 43701.

Graveside services will be held at 1PM Thursday, April 22, 2021 for family and friends at Zanesville Memorial Park with Chaplain Tim Patton officiating. The family requests that social distancing be observed and self-provided face masks be worn during the calling hours and services.

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