Ralph W. Burchett, 85, of South Charleston, WV, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2023, in Hospice at CAMC Memorial, with his loving wife, Patricia, by his side.
Ralph was a brilliant, kind, and generous husband, father and grandfather whose memory is treasured by many.
He graduated salutatorian from Winfield High School and went on to graduate from Morris Harvey College. Ralph was a Navy veteran, a degreed physicist, a professional engineer, and computer scientist. He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he sat on many boards. He was an enormous fan of science fiction novels and movies. Even with Ralph’s many accomplishments, he was a genuinely modest man and lifelong problem solver for many.
Ralph leaves behind his cherished wife of 67 years, Patricia Jones Burchett, as well as their three children and their spouses, Matt and Mona Burchett, Kathy and Jay Holloran, and Angela and David Young; six grandchildren, Blair, Leah, Christopher, Faith, Grace, and Joe; five great-grandchildren, Aria, Ella, Levon, Elora, and Joelle; sister, Lois Cottrell, and brothers, Ira and Paul.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Hospice workers Kayla, Stephanie and Jennifer.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice Care.
As per his request, there will be no service at this time and instead be honored and remembered by everyone who knew him and loved him. Service arrangements will be made available at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.