Love and memories last forever...
  • 65 years old
  • Born on December 8, 1952 .
  • Passed away on June 14, 2018 .

Ralph Victor McCulley, Jr, 65, of Mantua, NJ passed away June 14, 2018.

Ralph was a prior volunteer firefighter for the Parkside Fire Co., #45, Parkside, PA. He was a board member of the Royal Oaks III Condo Association, and a Painting Supervisor with Benner and Sons, Edgemont, PA, but most importantly he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Beloved husband of Marie (nee DeTrane), loving father of Ralph V. McCulley, III, of West Chester, PA, Michael J. McCulley of Mullica Hill, NJ, devoted grandfather of 5 and dear brother of Sue Zosh and Kathie Reeves, both of PA.

Visitation Wed., June 20 from 10-11 am at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where the Memorial Service will begin at 11 am. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Lung Association at

Posted by Marilyn Lieb on June 19, 2018
I have many fond memories of Ralph. One in particular stands out in my mind now. Ralph was driving up Radcliffe Rd. and as he approached my car we stopped to talk. He said “I’m going to propose to Marie today”. It brings a smile to my face because I still remember his face at that moment. His big grin! Over time, we always got together as a family for Birthdays, Holidays, special events etc. We especially enjoyed getting together at our family shore house in Wildwood Crest. We had such a good time there and laughed a lot about mostly silly things. That’s how I remember Ralph. We continued the tradition that we knew growing up and spent time together with our kids at the shore in the early 90’s. I think back to when Aunt Marie lived there and how much she cared for Ralph.
Ralph and I always kidded around with each other. I looked at a text he sent me for my Birthday that said “Happy Birthday Marilyn –me and you will never be the same age. Just remember you are the elder”. Every year we would compare our ages in fun.
Our last time together was at Sandy’s 40th Birthday. At the party, many of us recall some special moments where we had a chance to talk to Ralph individually and catch up. It was such a nice day! I feel so blessed to have known him. He was a brother to me. God is taking care of him now.
Posted by Frank DiEva on June 19, 2018
Tribute to my Uncle Ralph from his nephew Frank,

This is in honor of one of the greatest, most kind, caring, loving and funniest people I have ever met, my Uncle Ralph. I have so many great, fond memories with him. The first time I ever remember meeting my Uncle Ralph, I was 7 and living in my apartment in Broomall, PA. My Mom can verify this. He came over to visit us with my Aunt Re-Re. He gave me a hug, and asked me how I was doing that day. Later that night, as I was staying up past bed time, (I guess Mom let me get away with it) I ran up to him. He acted like he couldn’t see me. He told me I was invisible. I jumped on him, tickled him, pulled on his moustache, and did everything I could to make sure he knew I was NOT invisible. These are the kind of things he did to mess with me, and reflecting back, they are what I will cherish about him forever. There were so many GREAT times that I had with him. I remember when I was in my teens, (I think Mike was a baby) we travelled down to my Aunt Marie’s in Wildwood, NJ on vacation in their Camaro. We started going past the grounds of the South State Correctional Facility in Delmont, New Jersey. He tells my Aunt Re-Re “Marie, I think we’re having engine trouble..we might be out of gas”. I wasn’t sure if he was kidding or not. My Aunt Re-Re curls up in a ball at the floor of the car and starts saying “Sacred Heart of Jesus” as he’s pretending to check his engine and the tires for a flat. I looked as he went around the car a second time, and he had that goofy, hilarious “Gotcha”! smile on his face. Whether it was that, him trying to give me a “zito” or him singing “Hey Marie” by Louie Prima, you would crack up sometimes just by looking at him, and look forward what he’d do next. I remember staying over late and watching SNL with him and my cousin Ralph.
Uncle Ralph did more than make me laugh, though. He was there for me when I needed him. One night, I was at home in Thorndale. All the sudden, I was getting serious kidney pain. I was laying on the floor and couldn’t get up. I didn’t know what to do, and I called him when they lived in Downingtown. My parents were in Florida at the time. He rushed over, saw me and said “You don’t look OK, I’m taking you to the emergency room.” That was the serious and kind side of him that I loved about him ,too. I said my left side where my kidney was, really hurt. He rushed me to Brandywine Hospital. I had a major kidney infection, as it turned I’ll miss you Uncle Ralph more than words could ever truly express, and will always love you very much, my crazy, cool, loving Uncle. Uncle Ralph helped me out so many more times than even that. I’ll always love you and miss you more than words can truly and properly express, Uncle Ralph. We had so many fun times and memories down the shore at Aunt Marie’s with him, Aunt Re-Re, Sandy and Mike. He would lend Mike, Sandy and I money at Wildwood Casino, and we would play skee-ball and everything else there for hours until we were ready to pass out….or we would golf at Duffers. He spoiled us all the time. You’re the best uncle ever, Uncle Ralph. I was so blessed to have God make him a part of my life. Thanks for everything, Uncle Ralph. I will always love you so much. I'll see you again in heaven.

Your nephew,
Posted by Marge Turner on June 19, 2018
Marie and Family,
I am truly shocked and saddened by Ralph's passing. He was such a kind man, good neighbor, and special friend to my Maggie. We will miss him. You all are in my prayers.
Posted by Linda Dunbar on June 19, 2018
McCulley Family,
So Sorry to have heard of the passing of Ralph...I served on the Board with Ralph, what a Nice & Kind Man always willing to Help whenever he could...He will be Greatly Missed
Posted by Eileen Brennan on June 18, 2018
Dear McCulley Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Ralph. Working with him on the Board of Trustees of Royal Oaks III has been a great experience.  He was the first to help and always willing to use his experience to solve problems. He will be greatly missed by the Board and I personally will miss all of his good advice.  Thank you for sharing him with us. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Posted by Walter Kapovic on June 18, 2018
My friend Ralph, we have known each other for a long time. I will miss kidding and harrasing with you as we have always done at work!!! You are a truly a great human being whom I have come to love and respect tremendously. You will always be in my heart and missed forever. My deepest condolences to your family for their loss of you, truly a loved one!
Until we meet again Buddy!
Love you!
Walt (Sherwin Williams)
Posted by Shawn Monaghan on June 18, 2018
I worked with Ralph at Benner & son. I'm sit here still in shock as I write this, he was a good man and friend enjoyed our conversation early mornings in the shop. Very knowledgeable he will be deeply missed. See you on the other side mustache
Posted by John Rhoads on June 18, 2018
I worked with Ralph in the 80' when his hair was longer than Samson's. We crossed paths 25 years later at Benner and Sons. I'll miss his jaded humor and no nonsense way of doing his job. He was a friend and will be missed by many. See you on the other side brother. Thoughts and prayers to Marie and family.
Posted by Anne Amen on June 18, 2018
Marie, Michael and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of Ralph. He will be forever in our hearts and prayers as well as the rest of you. We pray that God will give you strength to get through your terrible sadness.
Love to All,
Cousins, Anne, Bo, Connie, Leah, Donny, Mike and family
Posted by Ralph Mcculley on June 18, 2018
Dad, I am forever saddened by your passing. I already miss you. Your grandsons miss you too, and I know we will be together again. But for now I know you will be watching over all of us. I am so proud to have your name. Love you Dad.
Posted by Kathy McClintock on June 18, 2018
I worked with Ralph through Benner and Sons. He has always been one of my favorite people. He was always happy and joking around. I always looked forward to having an excuse to work with him and see him again.
He will truly be missed. I send my deepest sympathies and prayers to Ralph's family as maneuver through the healing process.
RIP Ralph.
Posted by Michael McCulley on June 16, 2018
I love you Dad. I can’t believe you’re gone, and so soon with so many more memories still to make. It’s not fair, and none of us will ever be the same without you. I’m grateful for the time I had with you and hope that somewhere out there you know how proud I am to be your son and how much we all love and miss you. You’re a great Dad and Pop Pop, and you left us all the better for having known and loved you.

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