Ralph L. Sackett

Ralph Sackett

Ralph L. Sackett, 76, of Dunkirk died suddenly Wednesday morning (Jan. 8, 2020) at Buffalo General Hospital.

He was born Oct. 30, 1943 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Merrill and Myrtle (Crowell) Sackett. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Ralph was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1961. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1968.

Ralph had been employed as an electrician at Al Tech Specialty Steel Corp., retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Fredonia American Legion Post #59.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Deborah (Perkins) Sackett; two daughters, Lisa (Edward) Cornell of Maine and Susan (Michael) Michalski of Dunkirk; one sister, Bever-ly Marquardt of Dunkirk; five grandchildren, Justin (Amanda) Cornell of Kentucky, Daniel (Julie) Cor-nell and Forrest (Lacey) Cornell, both of Maine, Marissa Michalski of Virginia, and Christian Michalski of New York; six great-grandchildren; and one nephew.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Sackett; and his brother, Lawrence Sackett.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock in the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. The Rev. James LaBarr will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council Honor Guard. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Webster Road Cemetery.