Ralph E. Drayer, 93, of Wooster passed away Monday, April 17, 2023 at his residence.
He was born on December 3, 1929 in Tallmadge to Gernard and Martha Cato Drayer. He married Bernice M. McIsaac. She preceded him in death in 1999.
Ralph served in the United States Air Force. He had worked as a pharmacist in Elyria and Wooster areas. Ralph enjoyed attending Church of the Savior in Wooster. Ralph loved working out at the YMCA, playing on the internet and reading emails.
He is survived by his sons Steven (Kim) Drayer and David (Amy) Drayer; grandchildren Dillon (Kaylin) Drayer and Lauren (Mitch) Drayer-Wilson; great-grandchildren Colt and Jade Wilson and Reese Drayer; sisters Luella Long and Carol (Tom) Nuzzo; brothers Bud (Wilma) Drayer and Roger (Mary) Drayer.
In addition to his wife, Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; son Loel Drayer and brother Ray Drayer.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Dr. Brent Durham officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the service.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.
Ralph was my first mentor working at Hess’ Pharmacy in Elyria. I became a pharmacist in 1973 and I have him to thank for encouraging me in pursuit of my education. Rest in peace.
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF DAD——- STEVE MY THOUGHTS TO YOUR FAMILY
I worked with Ralph at Drug Mart in Wooster. He was such a kind, caring and gentle person.
One of my favorite people ever! God
bless his soul. Prayers for the family.