Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Agnes  Ralich
Retired Nurse; Devout Catholic
Age 89
Born: February 24, 1927   Died: January 25, 2017

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Agnes Ralich (nee Toth), 89, of Lorain, died peacefully at her home at 1:25 pm on Wednesday January 25, 2017 while surrounded by her family.

She was born February 24, 1927 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain area resident.

Agnes worked at the A&P Grocery Store until it’s closing and then went to nursing school at the age of 57 graduating in the last class of St. Joseph Nursing School.   She worked at Pine Valley Nursing Home in Richfield and at Washington Elementary School in Lorain as the school nurse.  For many years, she worked as a private home care nurse.  She was also first to volunteer to work a holiday and kept her nursing license active until the age of 75.

Agnes was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Peter Parish in Lorain where she joined the church group every morning at 6:30 am to recite the rosary prior to daily mass.  She was a member of the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lorain.

Agnes made friends wherever she went and always fought for the underdog.  She took care of her son Rich and daughter-in-law Sue during their illnesses for a long time before they both passed away.  She was the first to help and the last to accept help, always had an answer for every question, would never betray your trust, always fed everyone and smiled when she complained about her children saying “It’s all in how you raise them” and then would laugh.

She enjoyed baking, cooking and babysitting her great granddaughter Autumn for 8 years.

She is survived by her sons: Robert Ralich of Lorain and Raymond Ralich of Lorain; grandchildren: Nicole (Harlan) Taylor of Lorain, Richard Eli Ralich Jr (Jessica) of Lorain and Sarah (Mark) Fultz of Avon; great grandchildren: Sierra, Jasmine and Ricky Taylor, Alora, Ri and Seth Ralich and Autumn, Kassidee and Penny Sue Fultz and sister Helen Vasiloff of Lorain.  She was preceded in death by her husband Milan Ralich in 1976, son Richard Ralich in 2011, daughter-in-law Susan Ralich in 2012, parents Andrew and Mary Toth (nee Demko), brothers: Andrew, John & Mike Toth and sisters: Mary Hreha and Anne Yacobozzi.


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