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Ralph Preston

September 20, 1943 — June 3, 2023

Ralph E. Preston, SR. “Bugger”, passed away at his home on June 3, 2023 at 79 years old.

He was born on September 20, 1943 in Lake Placid, NY the son of Austin and Helen (Jenny) Preston of Lake Placid, NY. He married Juanita Banker in August 19, 1967.

Ralph retired from New York State Department of Transportation in July 1989. He was a family man and loved spending time with his loved ones and the ones he cared for. He loved his Indians, Eagles, and Wolves. He loved attending Elvis Concerts in Lake George with his brother Dickie .He spent quality time with his family at his brother Jimmy’s camp. He enjoyed his time with Jimmy and Dickie.

Ralph survived by his brother Austin Preston SR, and his three sisters Millie, Beverly and Cindy. His two sons Tracey and Scott. His grandchildren Brooklyn, Karina, Sabrina, Crystal (Nik), Raven and Cash. His great- grandkids Alora, Aven, Lucas and Vex. His predeceased by Austin and Helen (Jenny) Preston - his parents, his wife Juanita, his son Ralph Preston JR, his sisters Elaine, Arvella, Karen and Maryellen, and his brothers Jimmy ,Loren, Richard(Dickie) William (Ninnie),and George (Bubbie).

He also loved many of his nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake on Friday June 9, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. A funeral service will immediately follow at 2:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Vermontville.

Friends wishing to remember Ralph may make memorial contributions to High Peaks Hospice in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their condolences and memories at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.
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Visitation

Friday, June 9, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Service

Friday, June 9, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Interment

Union Cemetery

State Route 3, NY

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