Ralph H. Underwood, Jr.
November 11, 1939 – June 8, 2022
Ralph H. Underwood, Jr., 82 of Noblesville, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
He was born on November 11, 1939 in Troy, NY to the late Ralph H. Sr., and Helene (Smith) Underwood.
Mr. Underwood served in the US Navy and was a graduate of Syracuse University. He was the widower of Carol (Haldeman) Underwood to whom he was married to 60 years.
He worked for GTE for 30 years retiring as a forecasting manager in 1995. After retirement he and Carol purchased a cottage on the Hudson River in the Adirondack Mountains. Many summers were enjoyed with family gatherings, grandchildren and love of nature. Mr. Underwood had a passion for finances including a post retirement job with H&R Block.
Mr. Underwood was a member of the Cottage Owners Association and Board of Directors, Riparius NY and gave his services to many churches in the different areas they lived. He was a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Westfield. He was a great fan of the Indianapolis Colts, NY Giants and Indiana Pacers. Mr. Underwood will always be remembered as a quiet, sweet and gentle soul, and a man of great integrity.
The family would like to give special thanks to Heartland Hospice, the staff at Woodland Terrace of Carmel, and to his special caregivers, Marybeth, Stacey and April. You were all incredible blessings to him and his family.
Survivors include his three daughters Susan C. (Jeff) Bowen of Muskegon MI, Elizabeth A. (William) Eagleson of Westfield IN and Martha J. (Todd) Bowles of Noblesville IN; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister Joyce Apgar of West Sand Lake, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private family services are scheduled to be held Monday, June 13 at Hamilton Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Ethan Spira officiating.
Memorial contributions be made to Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Westfield Indiana.