April 14, 1940 - June 16, 2021
Ralph Muniz, 81, of Shrub Oak passed away peacefully on June 16, 2021. Ralph was born Amilcar R. Muniz-Irizarry on April 14, 1940, in Utuado, Puerto Rico to Arcadia Irizarry and Rafael Muniz. Ralph was the beloved husband of 60 years to Maria (Melendez) Muniz, devoted father to daughters, Valerie Muniz and Lynn (Muniz) Cannizzaro, and son Kent Muniz, and loving grandfather (Papa) to his three grandchildren, Ethan, Tristan and Carina. In his earlier years, Ralph was a proud member of Club 16. A club he started as a teenager with friends on the lower east side of Manhattan to stay away from drugs and street wars. This was a membership and loyalty he maintained throughout his life. Ralph served honorably in the United States Marine Corps prior to the Vietnam War. He married the love of his life, Maria Melendez on September 23, 1961, and they spent many years living in Long Island while raising their children. With only a high school diploma, he succeeded in owning and operating a Pepperidge Farm delivery route for many years on the upper east side of Manhattan until his retirement. Ralph was very proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and his service in the Marines. He was extremely handy and always willing to help others. He was a diehard sports fan and especially loved his New York Giants. Ralph loved his wife's cooking, watching Westerns, listening to Salsa and Doo-Wop music. He was always willing to have a good time, and nothing gave him greater joy than spending time with his friends and family. He was a family-man and especially loved spoiling his grandchildren and had a special place in his heart for each of them. Ralph will forever be missed by his wife Maria, daughters Valerie and Lynn (Justin), son Kent, grandchildren Ethan, Tristan and Carina and the many siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends that adored him. Family and friends will honor Ralph's life at the Yorktown Funeral Home on Friday June 18, 2021, from 4:00 to 8:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday June 19, 2021, at St. Patrick's Church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY at 10:00am. A bereavement luncheon will be held immediately following the mass.
Ralph Muniz, 81, of Shrub Oak passed away peacefully on June 16, 2021. Ralph was born Amilcar R. Muniz-Irizarry on April 14, 1940, in Utuado, Puerto Rico to Arcadia Irizarry and Rafael Muniz. Ralph was the beloved husband of 60 years to Maria... View Obituary & Service Information
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