Ralph Elmer Brill, 95, of Terre Haute passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019, in Westminster Village. He was born June 14, 1924 in Terre Haute to Ralph Edward Brill and Eunice Roberts Brill. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the 2nd Tank division during World War II. He was a past member of the 2nd Avenue EUB, and the Maplewood Christian Church. He was a current member of the First Baptist Church. Ralph’s favorite sport was baseball. He loved to watch the New York Yankees and the Cardinals. He also played in the triple A league as a catcher. He also was a huge fan of Larry Bird. For a time, Ralph worked on the railroad, until a work accident in St. Louis. He worked for IMC Pittman-Moore until joining the Terre Haute Police Department in 1955. He worked for the THPD for until 1975, then moved on to work for the Public Defender’s office for 9 years. Ralph then switched departments to the other side and began working for the Prosecutors office in 1984. Ralph received the Victims of Domestic Abuse given by the State of Indiana, and the Victims’ Rights Advocate award. For 20 years, Ralph volunteered his time working with Union Hospital as a Chaplain. He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He also bowled for several leagues and was a member of many bowling teams.
Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, siblings; Robert Brill, Mary Hiles-Harrison, Dorothy McNary, and Paul E. Brill, and a neice Marilyn. He is also preceded by many dear friends.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ruth Morgan Brill (m. 1945), a daughter, Sue Rayphole (Michael), grandchildren; Jennifer Brooks (Jon), and Robert Rayphole (Jennifer), along with 6 great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services for Ralph will be Wednesday November 20, 2019 at 1 pm in Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana, 47804. Visitation will be from 11 am until service time at the funeral home on Wednesday. Burial will take place in Highland Lawn Cemetery.
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