Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, February 09, 2006 at 05:09:10 :
Tuesday, November 11, 1969
RALPH E. CHASE
Requiem Mass for Ralph Edward Chase, 48, of Rohnert Park, will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Petaluma. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Chase was killed Sunday in a one-car accident on Highway 101 en route to Salinas. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a Santa Cruz hospital.
Born in Horton, Kans., he joined the Navy at the age of 19 and served in World War II. Since 1945 he had been employed as a power plant engineer at Bay Area institutions and had been employed for the past nine years at the University of California at Berkeley.
Chase lived at 128 Alison Avenue since 1959. He was a member of the Cotati Post of veterans of Foreign Wars and was a founding member of the Rohnert Park Youth Club.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Mondero Chase; his mother, Mrs. William Chase of Horton, Kans.; two daughters, Nancy Martinez of Petaluma and Linda Caldwell of Santa Rosa; two sons, John Chase with the Army at Fort Ord and Gary Chase of Rohnert Park; a brother, Roy Chase of Kansas City, Kans.; a sister, Ellen Wilson of Horton, Kans., and two grandchildren.
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