Ralph D. Walborn Sr., age 75 of 2022 County Road 135A, died at Rochester General Hospital on Sunday, June 23, 2019, following a brief hospitalization.
The family will receive friends at Covert Funeral Home in Ovid from 4:00 to 7:00pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019. A graveside service will be held at Mount Green Cemetery in Romulus at 2:00pm on Friday, June 28, 2019, officiated by Pastor Rob Mellgard of the Ovid Federated Church. Kindly consider a donation in Ralph’s memory to Romulus Fire Department, PO Box 2, Romulus, NY 14541 or Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 E. River St, Waterloo, NY 13165.
Ralph was born at home in Romulus on April 19, 1944, the youngest of 10 children to Howard and Edna (Updike) Walborn. He had a long career at Willard Psychiatric Center, and retired from Willard DTC as the ground supervisor after 41 years of service. In his retirement he worked for the Seneca County Highway Department, checking the overnight winter road conditions. Ralph was a life member of the Romulus Fire Department, South Seneca Sportsmen’s Club, former chairman of the Seneca County Republican Committee, and had served on the Seneca County Fair Board for more than 40 years, overseeing the demolition derby. Ralph had a love of fishing and motorsports, in addition to a close connection with his entire family.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Juanita; his children, Ralph (Kim) Walborn of Waterloo, Michelle (Roy) Babcock of Romulus and Tammy (Will) Williams of Romulus; his grandchildren, Jeffrey, Brianne, Hayley, Shane, Nicholas and Trevor and a great grandson, Carson Smith; his brother, Glenn (Eileen) Walborn of Romulus and very large extended family. Ralph was preceded in death by his grandson, Tyler Walborn and his siblings, James, George “ Joe”, Richard “Red”, Norman “Hopper”, Gary, Kenneth, Paul and Margaret Malone.