GUSTAVUS - Steve Ragalyi Jr., 81, died on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1932, in Gustavus, a son of Elizabeth Szabo and Steve Ragalyi Sr.
Steve was a 1950 graduate of Gustavus High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1955 until 1957.
On Oct. 24, 1953, he married Marian Jean Davison.
He was a retired dairy farmer, an antique tractor enthusiast and enjoyed watching football.
Steve served three terms as a Gustavus Township trustee and was an avid local historian. His favorite pastime was visiting with his many friends and neighbors at the local restaurants.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Robert Ragalyi; a brother, Albert Ragalyi; his stepmother, Myrtle Chambers Ragalyi; and two stepbrothers, Rolland and Robert Chambers.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jean Ragalyi of Gustavus; two daughters, Ruth A. (Ralph) Barker and Betty J. (James) Verina, both of Kinsman; a son, Steven P. Ragalyi of Fowler; two sisters, Irene F. (Loyd) Marshall and Anne E. Wear, both of Gustavus; and three grandchildren, Matthew R. (Julie) Barker and Kristen and Kaitlyn Verina, all of Kinsman.
At Steve's request, no public services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service handled the arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com