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Ralph N. Khourie

September 10, 1926 ~ September 27, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

Ralph N. Khourie, age 95, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on September 27, 2021 surrounded by his family.  Ralph was born in Columbus on September 10, 1926 to Najib and Malvina Khourie.  He was a graduate of the Columbus Academy and attended The Ohio State University.  Ralph took over the family business, Khourie’s, which later became known as The Collection, a well known ladies’ clothing store with three locations in the Columbus area.  He was a devout Catholic with a very deep, quiet, and abiding faith, and he passed that faith on to his children.  Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Patricia (Boruch) Khourie, daughters Diane (Rich) Prettyman, Martha (Ron) Verhoff, Marci (Les) Maynard, Lisa French, Mary (Dave) Berg, and Michelle Khourie. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Edna Vitikas, sister-in-law, Joan (Tom) Ferritto, grandchildren Matt (Sonya) Turnipseede, Jennifer (Dave) Simmons, Geoff (Dorinda) Verhoff, Kristin (Vince) Tassi, Andrew (Jessica) Maynard, Melissa Berg, and David (Anne) Berg.  He leaves behind 12 precious great-grandchildren, Carina and Nick Turnipseede, Nathan and Alexa Simmons, Jackson and William Verhoff, Jacob and Dominic Tassi, Gabriel, Josephine, and Augustine Maynard, and Lukas Berg.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of treasured friends.  Ralph was preceded in death by two beloved daughters Catherine Lee and Ellen Sue Khourie, two brothers Michael and William Khourie, son-in-law, Larry French and granddaughter Lisa Turnipseede. Love for his family was followed by fondness for a great cigar, a big lobster, endless gin rummy games, cheering for the Cincinnati Reds, and recounting old family stories.  Ralph was a longtime member of the Athletic Club of Columbus. He enjoyed traveling and his most memorable trip was to the Holy Land. He will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 3, from 2-5 p.m. at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 4661 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43220.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215 on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Internment  Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Down Syndrome Association of Central OH (DSACO), 510 East North Broadway, Columbus, OH 43214.

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
October 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Northwest Chapel
4661 Kenny Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43220

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
October 4, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Cathedral
212 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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