Ralph G. Shevcik, age 80, of Troy, formerly of Granite City, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, with his loving family by his side. Ralph was born on January 1, 1939 in Granite City, a son of the late Frank J. Shevcik and Florence A. (Carron) Shevcik.
On April 25, 1959, Ralph married Sharon L. Thebeau, the love of his life and dance partner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Sharon passed away on January 9, 2018, after 59 years of marriage. Ralph was a devoted caregiver to his mother, wife and his sister-in-law. Ralph retired from Granite City Steel after 41 years of dedicated service. His hobbies were racing pigeons in his younger years, fishing, collecting antiques, and going to yard sales. He also enjoyed cooking, family gatherings, telling stories, jokes, and gambling and drinking with buddies in the local watering holes. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Ralph loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents and wife, Ralph was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Shevcik, sister-in-law, Betty Shevcik; and by a brother-in-law, Richard Mulcahy.
Ralph is survived by his loving children, Caren (Joe) Saucier of Granite City, Carol (John) Tolan of Freeburg, and Tim (Luan) Shevcik of Mt. Olive; dear sister, Patsy Mulcahy of Glen Carbon; proud grandfather to Hannah, Andy, Joe and Sam ; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Visitation was held on Dec. 2 at Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon.
In celebration of his life, a funeral mass was held on December 3 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment was at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, .
Memorial donations may be given to Heartland Hospice or Holy Family Catholic School. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
Codolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon was in charge of arrangements.