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Jack Ralston

September 16, 1932 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 86)

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Jack L. Ralston, 86, of Emlenton passed away January 3, 2019 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.

Jack was born September 16, 1932 in Bullion, Venango County. He was the son of the late Merle and Mary Farren Ralston.

Jack received his education from Bullion School. He served his country in the Army, he was discharged in 1952 having served in the Korean Conflict with the rank of Sergeant.

Jack retired from Boyers Underground Mines, Iron Mountain, as a security guard. Jack was an avid hunter. He enjoyed all the seasons Pennsylvania had to offer, deer, turkey and bear. He had been blessed with numerous successful hunts throughout his life. Jack and his close friends took hunting trips to Canada for moose and out west for elk. He cherished his time in the woods. He had extensive knowledge of firearms. Jack made numerous rifles and enjoyed working on others.

Jack is survived by his sisters Ginger Zarnick, Sara Zarnick, Joann Forebach and Vera Hamil. His grandson Steve Ralston and his wife Kelly. Many nieces and nephew also survive.

Preceded in death by his parents, a son Kenny Ralston and a sister Jean Ralston.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family, the Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home, Clintonville handled the arrangements. Friends can email condolences by visiting

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