Carlos Kreider Ralon
September 28, 1927 – July 1, 2014
Carlos Kreider Ralon, 86, of Lusby, Maryland passed away on July 1, 2014 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Born in Washington, DC on September 28, 1927, to Arsenio Ralon and Ethel Marie Kreider, he was predeceased by his sister Valerie Stoughton and brother Victor Ralon.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Edith Coon Ralon, and four children, Vicki Presnell and husband Patrick of Lusby, Maryland, Don Ralon and wife Bettye of Aiken, South Carolina, Carlton Ralon and wife Deborah of Houston, Texas, and Joel Ralon and wife Cheryl of Lusby Maryland, 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
During World War II, Carlos joined the Merchant Marine and sailed on 3 Liberty Ships. In 1997, he joined Project Liberty Ship. He stood watch as an oiler on many of the SS John W. Brown’s Living History Cruises.
Carlos had a long career as a piano technician and member of the Piano Technicians Guild. He and Edith owned and operated 3 music stores and a Hallmark store in Southern Maryland.
Carlos was a founding member of Calvary Bible Church, Lusby, Maryland, where he faithfully served as a board member, organist, and Sunday school teacher. He attended Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland.
Monday, July 7, 2014