Cover photo for Ralph Himes, Jr.'s Obituary
Ralph Himes, Jr. Profile Photo
1948 Ralph 2021

Ralph Himes, Jr.

March 31, 1948 — November 24, 2021

Ralph A. Himes, Jr., 73, of Phoenixville and formerly Mont Clare, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 24, 2021 at Silver Stream Rehabilitation Center in Spring House, PA.

Born March 31, 1948 in Mont Clare PA, he was the son of the late Mary (Minoski) Himes and the late Ralph A. Himes, Sr.

A graduate of Spring Ford High School, Ralph spent most of his life serving the community as a life member of Mont Clare Fire Company where he held numerous positions including Chief.   In 1972, at the age of 24, he began a lifelong career as a paid firefighter for West End Fire Company of Phoenixville, retiring in 2007 with 35 years of service.  He was also a life member of West End Fire Company, Friendship Fire Company, Liberty Steam Fire Company (Spring City), Valley Forge Fire Company and the Spring City Legion.

Ralph is survived by his ex-wife Charlotte Himes of Exton, two sister, Diane Hinkle (Glenn) of Spring City and Dorothy Smith of Reading.

He was preceded death by his sister Mary Ellen Suhosky (Wally).

In lieu of a funeral, there will be a fire apparatus procession to take Ralph on his “last call”, on Sunday December 5, 2021 starting at the Kimberton Fire Company at 1:00pm and ending in Mont Clare.  Family and friends interested in paying final respect by sending him off on his final ride can come to the Kimberton Fire Company between 12:30pm and 1:00pm.

Interment will be private, at a later date.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation ( to help those suffering from PTSD.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ralph Himes, Jr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Private Interment

Devlin-Rosmos-Kepp-Gatcha Funeral Home


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 58

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree