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Ralph Jules Broches

March 7, 1934 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Ralph Broches Obituary

It is with sorrowful hearts that we announce the passing of Ralph Jules Broches on December 24, 2023. He was born on March 7, 1934 to Joseph Jules Broches and Lillian Viola (nee Ritter) Broches. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jack and Howell (Jim), and sisters, Frances, Ruth, and Delores.

Ralph met his wife, Wilma Viktoria Burgmeier, while she was visiting her brother in Maryland. They married on May 18, 1963 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Rockville. Ralph served in the Army and was honorably discharged. After leaving the military, he worked for the Washington Gas Company from which he retired.

Ralph was a longtime member of St. Peter's Catholic Church where he made many friends over the years. He enjoyed spending time with his wife of 60 years, Wilma, as well as his daughter, Renee Connors, and son-in-law, Brian Connors. Ralph delighted in spending time with his three grandchildren, Matthew, Jamie, and Kendall. Ralph also leaves behind his sister, Margy Snider, as well as many nephews and nieces.

Ralph was a gentle soul with an amazing sense of humor and could always make people laugh with his sly jokes. He adored his wife, daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren with all his heart and was a supportive husband, father, and friend to everyone he met throughout his life.

A funeral Mass will be held for Ralph at St. Peter's Catholic Church (2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD) on January 8, 2024 at 11am where family members and friends will gather to pay their respects to him.  The visitation at the church will begin at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter's Building Fund.

Ralph’s family and friends will always remember him for being an amazing person who touched so many lives with love and kindness. Ralph will be deeply missed.

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Visitation followed by Funeral Service
January 8, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832

Mass of Christian Burial
January 8, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832


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