Ralph Shaw Hickson
January 09, 1923 ‒ August 27, 2016
Ralph Shaw Hickson, 93, of Delaware, OH and formerly of Powell, OH, passed away Saturday morning, August 27, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson, Maryland. He had been residing at the Maples of Towson, Maryland for the past year.
He was born January 9, 1923 in Columbus to the late John Jacob Hickson and Inez (Shaw) Hickson. A 1940 graduate of Willis High School, Ralph proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Corps. He worked as an electrician and assistant superintendent of buildings and grounds for Ohio Wesleyan University for 37 years.
Ralph enjoyed helping his family and woodworking. Over the years, he had made several pieces of furniture and numerous knickknacks.
Left to cherish his memory are daughters, Sandra Hickson Noll of Dublin and Brenda (Kenneth) Brady of Lutherville, Maryland; grandchildren, Michella Bowman, Kyle and Nathan Brady; sister, Eloise Taylor of Euclid; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his wife Nellie Alice (Stewart) Hickson.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William Street, Delaware. Private family graveside services will be held at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery.
Contributions in Ralph’s memory may be made to Ohio Wesleyan University, Department of Buildings and Grounds.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Delaware is honored to serve the Hickson family.
To share a fond memory of Ralph or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com