Ralph S. Staples
Ralph S. Staples, 67, of Waldo passed away Aug. 6 in the company of family at the VA hospital in Augusta. He was born Nov. 8, 1946, in Northport to Herbert and Hazel (Hodgdon) Staples. He was raised in Belfast and graduated from Crosby High School in 1964, after which he enlisted in the Marines and served in the Vietnam war where he earned a purple heart. Before and after he returned from the service Ralph attended the Maine College of Art.
Known to be a caring, generous and helpful person to all who knew him, Ralph was always willing to help someone in need. He was a lover of art and history, and leaves behind many works of art to be enjoyed for years to come. In addition to his parents Ralph is predeceased by his sister Sharon Reynolds of Belfast in 1971 and brother Issac Staples of Belfast in 2013. He is survived by his son Erick Staples, his wife Jamie Staples and granddaughter Sidney Staples of Bradley, his sister Gayle Staples and partner Dan Wilson of Belfast, his brother Herbert Staples Jr. of Swanville and many nieces, nephews and extended family. No services will be held at his request.