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Ralph Wallech

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


 Ralph Eugene Wallech, 79, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Doey's House.

Born Tuesday, May 30, 1939 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Emmert B. Wallech Sr. and the late Araminta (Knott) Wallech.

Ralph proudly served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church and the Washington County Antique Tractor Association. Ralph was a lifelong CDL trucker and a long time Nascar and Richard Petty fan! He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Nancy J. Wallech; three daughters, Brenda K. Wallech Estep, Amanda M. Keister (Samuel), Cindy Rowe (Jesse); grandchildren, Jeremiah, Christopher, Jacquelyn, Ronda, Luke, Frances, and William; great-grandchildren, Jarrell, Cassidy, Cailynn, Charles, Logan, Nathan, Emily, Joshua, and Airyk; four brothers, Andrew Wallech (Nancy), Miller Wallech, Joseph Wallech (Ginger), David Wallech (Deb); four sisters, Elizabeth Weaver (Melvin), Kathryn Whittington (Darrell), Suzy Fritz (Rich), and Sharon McAffe (Ray).

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Emmert Wallech, Jr., Leon Wallech, and Wayne Wallech.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 6:00 pm, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with Pastors Christopher Nassamba Serufusa and Paul Leatherman officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.

St. Andrew's Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, 19642 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Sending our Love and prayers of comfort to the Wallech family. You are all in our thoughts.

Sheila (Wallech) Henry
Jacksonville, FL

Nancy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Big hugs and lots of love ! Esther and Family

Esther Berk
Smithsburg , Maryland

Nancy & Family: Most sincere condolences to all of you. Hoping you know he now rests in peace and comfort. Blessings and calm with comfort to all. Sincerely, Ardath

Ardath L. Mullendore
Smithsburg, Maryland

Brenda and family I’m so very very sorry for your loss my dear friend. Please except my deepest sympathies. Prayers and blessings to all of you. Love LiseSue and Jamie Delawder

LiseSue Delawder
Hagerstown , Maryland

Dear Nancy and all the loving Wallech children, Martha and I are most sadden by Ralph's passing. We are selfish 'cause we wanted him to always be there to visit on our trips back home from Alabama. Your home is a very welcoming place and Ralph would make sure we felt welcomed. A lot of love lives in your house. We are leaving this morning for the drive north with your cousins Stuart and Steve. Much love to you, Charlie.

Charles and Martha Knott
Gurley, Al

Nancy, my thoughts are with you. May your memories of Ralph live in your heart forever. I know how devoted you were to each other. Sending my sympathies to Ralph's entire family.

Sallie Gallahan
Hagerstown , Md

I have so many great memories of fun visits with Ralph and my dad Charley Knott! Always loved hearing about his career, his cows, and discussing racing with him.

Steve Knott
Monroe, LA

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