Ralph Siskind

Born on August 6, 1950

Departed on April 23, 2011 and resided in Decatur, GA

We Will Miss You
On April 23, 2011 Ralph Joel Siskind passed away at his home. He was 60 years old.
Last August he was diagnosed with Lung Cancer at Emory Hospital.
Ralph was born 08/06/1950 in Lafayette, Indiana to Jewish Parents George and Naomi Siskind. While his father finished his P.H.D in Psychology at Purdue.
Ralph Siskind attended Shortidge High School in Indianapolis 1964-1968 and 1968-1971 he
attended Earlham College for 3 years a small private college.
Ralph opened Siskind Bakery on 1986 a Kosher Bakery. Later he started Atlanta Cake with his wife.
In 1996 Ralph married HuaTing, Liu's daughter Jing Liu Chinese name. One day Ralph and Jing met at a party in Atlanta. They were lovers over 15 years and her son Cong Liu is a student.
Ralph was a member of YMCA since 1999. He loved working out at the "Y" every day.
When Ralph was in the high school. He played Football, wrestling and baseball and was a member of the Key club a service organization.
Ralph was a popular guy. Always ready with a joke. When he was in College. He had a lots friend. Everyone loved him.
In 2007 Ralph and Jing and Cong traveled to Japan and met his wife's young sister. They visited Tokyo and Yokohama. Then they traveled to China met his wife's whole family in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Harbin. Ralph loved China and loved his wife's family and her family loved Ralph as well.
Ralph and wife were planning to return to China to live. Unfortunately he passed away before that was possible. Everyone loved Ralph. We will miss him so much......
Memorial for Ralph Siskind will be held at: SKS Office
Time: April 30, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm for more information ask for Ralph's family.

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  1. Latricia June 27, 2011 at 12:00 am - Reply

    So excited I found this article as it made thnigs much quicker!

  2. Carole and Walter Brown July 23, 2011 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Jing and other family members,

    I decided to try and find Ralph this evening and sadly discovered that he had passed away. We knew Ralph at Earlham. There are many wonderful stories about Ralph because he was so funny. For example, he had a dog named Cannabis! Once when a visiting scholar who was at Earlham commented that the dog needed food, Ralph replied without hesitation that “it was a psychology experiment!”. I still laugh at his irreverent attitude which was so fitting.

    On a slightly more serious note, I remember Ralph singing the James Taylor song, Close your eyes. Jing, if you don’t know this song, you may want to find it. There is a new version of James Taylor and Carole King singing it. It is a brief lullaby and ends with, “You can sing this song when I’m gone.”. With all best wishes, Carole Williams Brown and Walter Brown, 4222 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20011

  3. Phil Tomlinson January 22, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Ralph was a one-of-a-kind friend. I met him at Earlham. He was bold and outspoken, warm and friendly, honest and unafraid. Ralph gave me a place to stay when I was down and out. He was always generous with his smokes, his weird sense of humor, whatever he had to give. It was an honor to know him.

  4. Paulena Bryant March 2, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    very sorry for your loss, mr siskind serviced our family and we have been looking for him for years…my mother recognized his face from the obituary posted on tributes.com. we have is “holy scriptures” he left in Philadelphia, PA. his name is engraved on it. if we may ship it to a kin. I may be reached at 2676329065

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