Ralph R. "Whitey" Dunnerstick, age 96, of Massillon, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born January 10, 1926, in Canton the son of the late Stephen and Rose (Thoma) Dunnerstick.
Ralph was a veteran of WWII where he proudly served in the Marine Air Corp. He was a mechanic and door gunner on a B-25 Bomber.
He was a member of Massillon Baptist Temple, American Legion and DAV.
Ralph retired from the Timken Company after 43 years of service. He was a professor in hydraulics and lubricants for 12 years at Stark State College.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 37 years, Violet (Brooks) Dunnerstick; children, Ronald (Amy) Fry, Jr., Lisa Drayer; daughters-in-law, Bonnie and Lauren; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Stan Dunnerstick ad Gary Dunnerstick; son-in-law, Jeffrey Drayer; and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 21, 2022 at Massillon Baptist Temple beginning at 11A.M. with Dr. Cecil Thayer officiating.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. at Heitger Funeral Home - Jackson Chapel, 5850 Wales Ave. N.W., and again on Monday prior to the service from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the church.
Burial to follow the service at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Massillon.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Massillon Baptist Temple or Honor Flight, Box L-4016,Columbus, OH 43260-4016.
Heitger Funeral Home - Jackson Chapel 330-830-0148