Ralph L. Hyler 1934-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs
CORTLAND – Ralph Leighton Hyler, a beloved family patriarch, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021, with his wife Joyce by his side.
Ralph was born on May 13, 1934 in Canton to Ralph E. and Vera B. Hyler.
He graduated from Champion High School in 1952 and married his high school girlfriend, Joyce Ellen Post, on May 2, 1953.
He was employed by Copperweld Steel Co. / CSC from 1952 to 1997. His last position was in the 35 inch plant as operator of the blooming plant.
Ralph was a Master Mason for over 50 years at Sincerity Lodge 794 Free and Accepted Masons of Niles. He was also a member of The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Youngstown.
He attended Believers Church for many years, belonged to senior bowlers at Crest Lanes and Fairway Lanes on Wednesday mornings, and was an avid reader and loved to watch golf and football.
In his youth, Ralph loved to repair and paint cars and did so with excellence. His wife and kids would tell you that Ralph could and did fix anything that could be fixed, and his three sons were lucky to have him as a teacher of many things.
He is survived by his wife Joyce for 68 years; his sons, Ralph E. of Phoenix and Michael W. of Fountain Hills, Arizona; her eight grandchildren, Katherine McGee of Howland, Adam Hyler of Washington, DC, Kryssa L. Culver of Niles, Timothy of Seattle, Abby of Michigan, Elizabeth of West Virginia, and James and Christopher of Lisbon; and her 13 great-grandchildren, Leighton, Emily, Vayda, McKenzie, Peyton, Tristen, Amber, Kayleigh, Riley, Jessa, Izabella, Toby and Quinn.
His parents died before him; his brother, Richard E.; and his youngest son, Christopher J., who died in 2009.
On May 13, 2021, there was a Celebration of Life with family and friends at Aulizio’s for Ralph’s 87th birthday. A private service will take place for Ralph.
Memorial contributions can be made to Animal Welfare League, 812 Youngstown Kingsville Road SE, Vienna, OH 44473.
Sincere gratitude to MVI Hospice and their nurses, Melissa and Christine; Scott and Sophia from the Cortland Fire Department; and Julie and John from the Cortland Police Department.
Family and friends can leave their sincere condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.