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“A true life-long friend. I will miss him daily. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Sam Wellington - Toronto, OH

“Dear Deb and Elinor and family,We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Deb, I remember how happy you were after meeting Ralph.May time and...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Wendy and Gerald Kline - Kent, OH

“I enjoyed getting to spend some brief time with Ralph and his wife Deb, this past year, as his physical therapist. It was a privilege to be able to...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Brinkerhoff - Stow, OH

“You will be remembered Ralph. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Timothy Fleshman - Akron, OH

“May the love of family and friends comfort u doing this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: 'Maxine Baskin - Cheraw, SC

“May the love of family and friends comfort u doing this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: 'Maxine Baskin - Cheraw, SC


Ralph Scott Paisley Jr., 75, of Kent, died Sunday, February 12, 2017.

He was born July 6, 1941 in Toronto, Ohio to Ralph Scott and Alice (Runyon) Paisley. His family owned and operated a funeral home in Toronto for many years. Ralph was a proud graduate of Bowling Green State Uiversity and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Ralph was a fourth generation funeral director. He came to Kent in 1965 to work for Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Bissler's Furniture Store. Later he joined the staff at Wood Kortright Funeral Homes. He was a member of the Kent JayCees, where he was very active in hosting the Jerry Lewis Telethon. He was honored to be named a JCI Senator. He is a Life Member of the Kent Elks Club. In later years he enjoyed travelling including trips to the Indy 500.

He is survived by his wife, Deb (Graham), whom he married 32 years ago; daughters, who were lovingly raised by their mother, Sandy, and her husband, Dick Tinker, Debi (Max) Berghammer of Phoeniz, AZ, Elinor (Greg) Quier of Kent, Jacqueline (Daniel) Peters of Brimfield; their children, Kira, Megan, Hanna, and Jason; sister, Elinor Foust of Ridgecrest, California; and brother-in-law, Ron Hendricks of Daytona, FL. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Hendricks.

Deb wishes to thank the nurses and staff of the Hospice of the Western Reserve along with all her wonderful friends.

A Celebration of Ralph's life will be planned for a later date. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110 or any other hospice of your choice. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.