Ralph L. Boosel, 79, of Butler passed away Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Hospice.
Born July 10, 1940 in Butler, he was a son of the late Ira Allen Boosel and Mary (Gaupin) Stager; he was very proud of his Belgian heritage.
Ralph was Superintendent of Transportation and Labor at Butler Armco, he retired in 2000 following forty one years service. He served as past President on the Armco Credit Union Board of Directors for twenty- nine years.
He was member of St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church in Meridian where he taught Faith Formation for the Confirmation class. He was also a member of the Vocation Council St. Fidelis. Ralph was a very dedicated family man; his children and grandchildren were his life. In his spare time Ralph enjoyed woodworking.
He served on the Advisory Council at Butler Catholic School and past President of the Butler Catholic School Board from 1988 until 1994. Ralph was a very active volunteer at Butler Catholic School. He was past Grand Knight of the Butler Council #866 of the Knights of Columbus. Ralph was a founding member of the Butler Area Knights and Nobles Charitable Organization.
He coached for the Butler County Soccer Association and was a Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts of America.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Surviving are three sons: Rev. Brian David Boosel, OSB, Ph.D of St. Vincent Archabbey, Labrobe, PA. Jason (Katie) Boosel of Prospect and Adam (Dyanna) Boosel of Meridian.
Four grandchildren: William Avery, Chloe Marie, Brigid Jean and John “Jack” Aaron Boosel.
Sisters-in-law, Carole (James) Roudybush of Butler, Mary (Gary) Leadbetter of Cranberry Twp., Karen (Michael) Major of MD and Patricia (Gary) LeFevre of Cabot.
Numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Boosel who passed away April 28, 2006. His father, Ira, his mother, Mary and his step-father John “Jack” Stager. His brother, Clarence E. Lewis and his sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Lewis, and his nephew Michael "Mickey" Major.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham St. Butler, PA from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 am Tuesday from St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 670 South Main St. Slippery Rock. Interment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery in Butler.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Butler Catholic School at 515 East Locust St. Butler, PA 16001 or to St. Vincent College 300 Fraser Purchase Rd. Latrobe, PA 15650.
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