Obituary of Ralph Emmert Lashley, Jr.
Commander Ralph Emmert Lashley, Jr, SC, USN, (Ret), 89, of Salisbury, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at his home. Born in Cumberland, MD, he was the son of the late Ralph Emmert Lashley, Sr. and Ella Bradley Grahame Lashley.
He served in the US Navy for over 21 years, retiring in 1972. After retirement, he worked in food and beverage management at the Sheraton in Ocean City. Subsequently, he worked in community management for the Ocean Pines Association in Berlin. In retirement, he served on the Board of Directors and various committees for the Mallard Landing Council of Owners. He enjoyed carving, woodworking, rock collecting, birding, reading, cooking and traveling.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Leatrice “Lea” Ann Peterson Lashley; two sons, Rev. Conda William Lashley & his wife, Ann of Weddington, NC, and James Peterson Lashley of Oakton, VA; a grandson, Jake Lashley of Oakton, VA; and a daughter in law, Thanh Lashley of Oakton, VA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Sharrett.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Inurnment with military honors will follow at 1:00 pm at the Eastern Shore Maryland Veterans Cemetery near Hurlock. Officiating will be his son, Rev. Conda Lashley and Rev. Barry Groh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salisbury Zoological Park, 755 S. Park Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804 and or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.
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