Ralph A. DeLuca

Obituary for Ralph A. DeLuca

May 11, 1938 - February 22, 2021
Hinckley, Ohio | Age 82

Beloved Husband, Father, Uncle, Grandfather, Brother


Ralph DeLuca, 82, of Hinckley, Ohio, passed away February 22, 2021, in Akron, Ohio. Ralph was born May 11, 1938, in Cleveland, Ohio. He served in the Army Reserve and attended Cleveland State University and Baldwin Wallace University.

Ralph was a well known and respected CPA Tax Accountant and owner of EZ Tax Inc. in Parma for 50+ years with over 2,000 clients. Ralph had a fondness and special relationship with each of his clients.

He was on the Russian chess team, loved entertaining friends and family, spoiling them with fabulous appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts. His wry sense of humor and contagious smile, combined with his gentle ways, touched the lives of everyone he met and left a lasting impression.

Ralph was a devout Catholic and every morning would stop by his parish for a prayer of gratitude. He loved making palm crosses with his children and grandchildren.

Ralph and his wife, Susan enjoyed 25 happy years together, traveling and entertaining. Their home was always open to their many friends and family for holiday dinners, backyard barbecues, family reunions, weddings, and birthdays.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Susan R. Bradley-DeLuca, brother, Richard (Pat) DeLuca, and beloved aunt, Steph Danylyk; children, Beverly DeLuca (Roeble), Diane DeLuca, Steven (Tracy) DeLuca, and stepson, Michael A. Bradley; grandchildren, Greg and Ron Roeble, and Krystal, Lauryn, and Olivya DeLuca; step-grandchildren, Katie and Rachael Stanton; step-great grandchildren, Rylan and Savannah Powell, and multiple nephews, nieces, and great-nephews and nieces. Ralph was preceded in death by his daughter, Gayle S. DeLuca, stepdaughter, Michelle Bradley, son-in-law, Jim Roebel, brother, Louis DeLuca (Christine), and former spouse, Margaret DeLuca.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ralph's name to Our Lady of Grace Church, 1088 Ridge Rd., Hinckley OH 44233.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Our Lady of Grace Church, 1088 Ridge Rd., Hinckley OH 44233 at 10:30am and will be streamed live
via - https://www.olghinckley.org.

Private interment with military honors to follow at the Holy Family Crypt at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14609 Brookpark Rd., Brook Park, Ohio. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Our Lady of Grace Church, 1088 Ridge Rd., Hinckley OH 44233
  • Our Lady of Grace Church
    1088 Ridge Rd
    Hinckley, OH 44233

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