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1958 Bull 2023

Ralph E. Bleistein

December 18, 1958 — May 18, 2023


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ralph E. Bleistein at the Hershey Medical Center on May 18th, 2023. He was born on December 18th, 1958 in Newmanstown, PA to Ernest G. Bleistein and Miriam E. Bleistein nee Hetrick.

Ralph, known as "Bull" to his coworkers and friends, was a dedicated Fork Lift Driver at Excel Logistics for many years. He served our country proudly in the US Navy and received several awards including the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, and First Good Conduct Award.

When Ralph wasn't working or serving his country, he enjoyed watching Nascar races and drag racing, attending races at Maple Grove Speedway, and riding his 95th Anniversary Harley Davidson. He had a passion for everything that moved fast and loud.

Those who knew Ralph understood that family meant everything to him. He is survived by his loving wife Bonnie L. Bleistein, who provided him with unwavering support throughout his life. In addition to Bonnie, he leaves behind his daughter Amanda P. Collins and spouse Marc, stepson Jason Firestone and girlfriend Tammy Werni, stepson Kyle Firestone and spouse Michelle along with several grandchildren.

Ralph was also very close to his sister Bonnie Zimmerman who preceded him in death. His surviving loved ones include his dear sister Cindy Curry along with nieces and nephews Melissa, Michele, Michael along with several great nieces and nephews.

As we mourn the loss of Ralph today, let us celebrate all the good memories we have shared with him during his years with us on this earth. His remarkable achievements both professionally and personally will never be forgotten. He left an indelible mark on our lives – one that shall remain forever etched in our minds.

Rest well Bull – your memory shall forever be treasured by those you left behind.

Memorial contributions may be made to VA Medical Center, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042 or Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc.
2665 Lake Meade Road, East Berlin, PA 17316.

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