Ralph L. Cassidy, 94, of Portsmouth, died Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Ohio Valley Manor in Ripley, OH. He was born October 26, 1926 in Portsmouth, to the late Francis and Grace (Doll) Cassidy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Matilda “Tillie” Cassidy who died February 9, 2008, four brothers; Walter Cassidy, Howard “Hoppy” Cassidy, Raymond Cassidy, and Gerald Cassidy, as well as a special friend, Helen Thompson.

Ralph was a business man and former owner of Rax Restaurant in Aberdeen, and Jones Restaurant in Portsmouth, he was an Army veteran who served during World War II, a member of the Forty and Eight Chef de Gaurre, and was the oldest living member and former trustee of the American Legion, Post #23.

He is survived by two sons; Norbert Cassidy (Percilla), of Portsmouth, John “Tim” Cassidy (Chris), of Manchester, daughter, Susan Tugwell (Christopher), of Gulf Breeze, FL., brother, David Cassidy, of Findlay, four grandchildren; Amy Bosche, Joshua Cassidy, Jacqueline Shaffer, Meghan Schmidt, and seven great-grandchildren.

DONATIONS GIVEN IN RALPH'S MEMORY FROM THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE LISTED BELOW:

PATRICIA CASSIDY
REBECCA SAMPLES
PHILIP BAGBY
LESLIE BAGBY MCBRIDE
MELINDA CAMPBELL
PATRICIA LIGHTNER
SHANNON TUGWELL