Ralph W. Ferraro, 79, of Red Bank, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9. He was born on March 19, 1938 in Jersey City to the late Ralph and Helen (nee: Gorman) Ferraro, he lived in Colonia for 32 years prior to moving to Monmouth County.
Ralph earned his BA from Susquehanna University and a master’sdegree in business administration from Wagner College. He was a two-time recipient of the Football All-American Pro Award, was contracted to play in the NFL with the NY Giants and coached winning football and baseball teams at Wagner College. Ralph touched many within his community as a business owner of Action Sports, through coaching Pop-Warner Football, and while playing golf (his favorite pastime). He was a trusted friend, mentor to thousands and loving husband and dad.
Ralph is survived by his beloved wife, Helen (nee: Harding) of 56 years; his loving children: Lisa Sarett (Todd) of West Orange, Michelle Koster (Eugene) of Little Silver and Don Ferraro of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Also, surviving are his six adoring grandchildren: Matthew and Emily Sarett, Sophia and Anthony Ferraro, Christian and Macallan Koster. He was there for all of our greatest moments and although his guidance and encouragement cease today, his legacy, values and words will live on forever. We thank him for all that he has done.
Memorial donations may be sent in Ralph’s memory to Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center (BU-CTE Center Fund), Attn: Laney Evers, 72 E. Concord Street, B-7800, Boston MA 02118. Please visit Ralph’s memorial website available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.
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