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Ralph Palmer

August 3, 1943 — February 5, 2017

Ralph L. Palmer, of Kinsman, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly at 3:37 am Sunday, February 5, 2017 in the Emergency Room of U.P.M.C. Horizon Campus, Greenville, Pennsylvania. He was 73.

Ralph was born August 3, 1943, at home in Champion, Ohio, a son to Harold R. & Vevia W. (Mauer) Palmer.

He married Donna M. Hudson on February 10, 1962 and together they started a family. Born to this union were two sons, Bryan & Darin.

Ralph supported his family using his talent as a union painter working out of the Painter’s Local #476, Youngstown, Ohio. In addition, he was the owner & operator of Palmer’s Painting for many years.

In his spare time, he enjoyed working on old cars, tinkering with tractors, hunting, and feeding the deer. However, he took great pride in his property and the home that he built.

He is survived by: his wife, Donna; his sons, Bryan L. Palmer (Suzanne), Kinsman, and Darin L. Palmer (Karen), Mecca Twp., Ohio; his six grandchildren; his one great-grandson; and his sisters, Janet Schrader (Bill), Cortland, Ohio, and Anne Wilson (Glenn), Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

Preceding him in death are his parents and a brother, Larry.

In accordance with his wishes, no services or calling hours will be scheduled.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at

As suggested by his family, memorial contributions can be made to the Johnston Township Volunteer Fire & EMS Department c/o the funeral home.

Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Palmer was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, located on the historic village green at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)

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