Ralph Hoag
Ralph Hoag

Obituary of Ralph Hoag

Ralph E. Hoag, 89, of Quantico, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. Ralph was born August 27, 1921 in Syracuse, New York, to the late Ralph and Victoria (Owen) Hoag. Ralph was a POW during World War II. He was captured at Long Stop Hill, Tunisia on 12/23/1942, he was liberated on 4/22/1945 after 851 days in captivity. He worked as an industrial engineer for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Helga Doehne Hoag of Quantico; children, Clare Werner of Budd Lake, New Jersey, Christine Martone of Williamstown, New Jersey, Steven Hoag and his wife, Barbara of Oxford, New Jersey, Kathleen Lorenzi and her husband, David of Dresher, Pennsylvania; step sons, Russell Richter and his wife, Diane, Darrell Richter and his wife Teddie; 12 grandchildren; 9 step grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Genevieve Torpey Hoag in 1988; second wife, Mary Clare Torpey Hoag in 2000; a daughter, Susan Wertman; son-in-law, Larry Wertman and a step son, Paul Richter. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury with a visitation from 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Interment will be at Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Ex-Prisoners of War, Maryland East Chapter, 25365 Fairway Dr., Quantico, MD 21856 and/or Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Rd. Salisbury, Maryland 21804.To send condolences to the family visit www.hollowayfh.com

Interment Information

Wicomico Memorial Park
721 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland, United States


When Saturday, March 19th, 2011 10:30am - 11:00am Location Holloway Funeral Home Address 501 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804

Service Information

When Saturday, March 19th, 2011 11:00am Location Holloway Funeral Home Address 501 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804
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