“Always willing to lend a helping hand”
Ralph Whitt was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Anchorage, Alaska back when Alaska was still a territory. He attended school through the fifth grade in Chugiak before moving to Delta Junction where he spent his formative years. Ralph was a member of Delta High School’s first graduating class.
In 1968 Ralph joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and was a loyal member for 50 years! During his tenure at IBEW Ralph wore many hats – from installing telephones to union representative.
He lived the true Alaskan lifestyle – fishing, hunting, berry-picking, trapping and camping with family. Not only did Ralph provide for his own family, he made sure to provide food for all he knew that were in need. He lived his life with honor, a fierce gaze, a gentle heart, and a consistent willingness to help and provide for anyone he knew that needed assistance. Ralph coached many youth teams in basketball and baseball through the years, passing along a true sense of fairness and the value of hard work to all that he coached.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy, his children: Bruce Reiter, Daryl Reiter, Cindy Simpson, Wendy Noonan, Tyrel Whitt, and Jesse Whitt; siblings: Louise Whitt, Dolores Walker, and Ray Whitt; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and many wonderful friends. Ralph is also survived by a sense of respect and admiration from those who knew him. He was a great husband, father, and friend, a true Alaskan man - tough and gentle by nature. Ralph will forever be missed and loved.
There will be a celebration of life at the Clearwater Lodge in Delta Junction on June 9 at 4 p.m.