Ralph E. DeCesare
1928 — 2021
Ralph E. DeCesare, passed away on April 18, 2021. He was born in Edgewood, Maryland on July 11, 1928. A proud veteran who served in the U.S. Army and continued on with civil service for over 40 years, at Edgewood Arsenal and Aberdeen Proving Ground. Ralph loved his Baltimore Orioles, working crosswords, lottery scratchers, and spending time with his family. Always a Marylander at heart, he never met a Virginia crab or crab cake that compared to the ones from his home state. Ralph was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth A. DeCesare, and his grandsons, Michael Craver Shirley and Robert L. Shirley, III. He is survived by his two daughters, Elizabeth Shirley (Lee) and Capitola...