May 7, 2012
After graduation from Catskill High School in 1943, he enlisted in the US Army where he earned the rank of Staff Sgt. He then attended extended courses in criminology at St. Lawrence University. He had a career at Coxsackie Correctional Facility for 40 years.
Ralph attended the First Reformed Church in Catskill for over 50 years and had served as a deacon on its consistory.
He is survived by a loving wife Eliese Millspaugh Van Hoesen of 58 years. Along with his wife he is survived by a son Ralph Van Hoesen, Jr. of Catskill and a daughter Eliese Person and son-in-law Bill Person of Boulder, Colorado. He is survived by a sister Mary Van Hoesen of Niskayuna and a brother John Van Hoesen of Newburgh along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private for the family at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home in Catskill. Electronic condolences may be posted at www.millspaughcamerato.com
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