RAVENA – Ralph A. Biance, 78, passed away peacefully with his family
by his side Friday, November 18, 2016. Ralph worked at the NYS
Thruway Authority for 43 years as a welder and was also the Union
Rep. He was the president of the Ravena Coeymans Historical Society
for many years. He was an Army Veteran serving during the Korean
Ralph loved watching Paranormal Shows and locating very old
cemeteries. He loved his history. He loved spending time with
family and his cat, Kitty Kitty. He also enjoyed going to the
“Spoon” for morning coffee and chatting with his friends.
Ralph is survived by his daughter, Joanne Biance; son, Mark
Biance (Sandy; step-child, Rhonda Williams; brother, Ron (Cathy)
Biance; sister, Penny Wilpers (Chuck), 6 grandchildren;
1Step-grandchild; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces; 3 nephews;
many friends and his good friend Tom Dolan. Ralph was predeceased
by his wife Linda and his parents, Ralph and Ruth.
Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Tuesday,
November 22nd from 4 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held 11 AM
on Wednesday, November 23rd. Interment will follow at Indian Fields
Cemetery, Alcove. For those who wish donations in memory of Ralph
may be made to an animal shelter of your choice.