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Ralph "Uncle Bug" Calvin

April 12, 1943 — April 28, 2016

Ralph Robert “Uncle Bug” Calvin, of Brookfield, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 while a patient in St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, following an extended illness and a period of declining health. He was 73.

Ralph was born April 12, 1943, in Youngstown, a son to Donald George & Lucy Theresa (Leone) Calvin.

He graduated from Rayen High School in 1961 and worked as a truck driver for Nick Strimbu Inc., Brookfield, before retiring after 37 years of service. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #361, New Castle, Pennsylvania.

Ralph enjoyed doing yard work, riding dirt bikes, tinkering with cars, riding horses, campfires, putzing around on his tractor, eating popcorn most nights & drinking a beer. However, he most cherished spending time with family.

He is survived by: his wife, Helen JoAnn (Franklin) Calvin whom he married September 27, 1977; his children, Philip B. Rogers & his wife Dawn, Rhonda Lynn Calvin, and Linda M. Summerfield-Pachner & her husband Rob, all of Brookfield; his grandchildren, Grant & his wife Molly, Kaylee, Kai, & Raiden Rogers, and Amber & Joshua Summerfield; his sister, Donna Marie Massie, Struthers, Ohio; and his extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter; brother-in-law, Donald Massie.

In accordance to his wishes, no services will be held at this time.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at

Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Calvin was conducted by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)

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