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D. Ford Radcliff

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D. Ford Radcliff, age 93, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Marietta Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born October 15, 1917, in Caldwell, son of the late David Willard and Gertha Ethel Tilton Radcliff. He was a 1935 graduate of Caldwell High School, and he was a World War II veteran, having served as a medical supply officer with the US 6th Army in Europe, including service at the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Radcliff was a retired bookkeeper, and was employed by Crock and Schafer Construction, the Ava Brick Company, and the Washington Electric Cooperative. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He also served as a member and former president of the Caldwell Exempted Village School board for over twenty years. He enjoyed walking and gardening.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Patten Radcliff, whom he married November 1, 1947, and who died August 27, 2000; two sisters, Margery Sears and Mary Radcliff; and three brothers, Frank, Corl, and Charles Radcliff.
Surviving are his children, Larry (Joan) Radcliff of West Jefferson, Paul (Nancy) Radcliff of Noblesville, Indiana, Don (Becky) Radcliff of Plain City, Carol (Bill) Schneeberger of Whipple, Charles Radcliff of Caldwell, Mary (George) Clark of Caldwell, Mark (Michele) Radcliff of Caldwell, Beth (Allen) McElroy of Whipple, and Dale (Jennifer) Radcliff of Hudsonville, Michigan; one brother, Willard Radcliff of Caldwell; 23 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call Monday, May 9, 2011, from 5-8PM at New Harmony Baptist Church, 39500 Marietta Road, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Tuesday, May 10th at 11AM with Pastor Mark Leslie officiating. A military graveside service will follow at Dudley Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations. Memorial contributions may be made to New Harmony Baptist Church, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, or online at; or to Home Nursing Service and Hospice, 210 North Seventh Street, Suite 400, Marietta, Ohio, 45750. McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, is caring for the family.

Dudley Cemetery

Monday, May 9, 2011
New Harmony Baptist Church
39500 Marietta Road
Caldwell, Ohio 43724

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
New Harmony Baptist Church
39500 Marietta Road
Caldwell, Ohio 43724
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