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Jon E. Ralston, 51

June 17, 2014

Jon E. Ralston, 51, of Lititz, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at his residence.

Born in Drexel Hill, PA, he was the beloved son of Raymond D. and Marilyn J. (Tallman) Ralston of Lititz.

Jon was a talented restoration artist, working with glass and porcelain as his specialties. He had a gift for taking items that were damaged, and repaired them to their original beauty. He worked at Eberhardt’s Antiques in Philadelphia from the time he was 18 years of age until 2003 in addition to owning his own business, Ralston Restorations .

Jon loved to water-ski, liked to travel to destinations such as Italy and Greece and loved animals. He enjoyed the performing and fine arts and was the founder of Hope & Strength, a support group in Lancaster. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and closest friends.

He was a graduate of Haverford High School and active in the Boy Scouts of America where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

In addition to his parents, he is survived and will be missed by his sister, Jan Frailey of Lancaster, his brother Jeff married to Rebecca Ralston of Telford, PA, his nieces Kristi Frailey and Sarah Ralston and his nephew Tim Frailey as well as his extended family.

Private services were held at the convenience of his family. If desired contributions may be made in Jon’s memory to St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601 or to the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, Lancaster General Health Fund, Development Office, Box 3555, Lancaster, PA 17604 (please note Jon Ralston’s name in memo line of your donation).

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Condolences to the Family

July 09, 2014

I just found out from a mutual friend of Jon’s passing, we were not in touch but I have very fond memories of working with him at the Roxy Movie Theater.  He had such a good way of being the boss without making his employees feel bossed around.  My heartfelt condolences, Jon was a good man.
– Valerie Keller

June 23, 2014

Jon was a fine man…am so glad I had a chance to know him.
Vic Poirier

June 21, 2014

Jon Ralston we will never forget you.  Rest in Peace.
Elise Reardon on behalf of the Monaghan Family

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