USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association



Ralph Pack





My grandfather was in the Navy and on the USS Cleveland in WW2. His name was Ralph U. Pack and he was originally from Eastern Kentucky. He passed away a week and a half ago on March 21, 2015. He was 90 years old. He was a great man and one of my heroes. I found your Cleveland site online this morning while trying to find more information and photos regarding the Cleveland. I thought I would share the news of his passing and link to his obit. I took the photo of him last year on his 90th birthday.

Thank you...Mat Eilerts

Obituary for Ralph U. Pack

Ralph U. Pack, 90, of Mount Vernon, Illinois died at 2:32 A.M. Saturday, March 21,2015 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

He was born Saturday April 12, 1924 in White House, Kentucky to parents, Willie and Julia (Baldridge) Pack. He married Georgene Reynolds on June 12, 1947 in Auxier, Kentucky.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 67 years: Georgene Pack of Mount Vernon, Illinois, two daughters: Peggy McCarty and husband Doug of Keystone Heights, Florida and Ellen Kirsch of Carbondale, Illinois, son Dan Pack and wife Kristin of Lexington, Kentucky, eight grandsons: Brian, Jason, Matthew, clint, Aaron, Joey, Haydn and Gus, granddaughter Katie, ten great grandchildren, and three brothers: Hubert, Clyde and Joe. Several nieces and nephews survive.