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GREENE – Ralph Niles Day, 90, of Greene, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018. He was born on September 28, 1927. He was predeceased by his father and mother, George and Ethel, his step-father, Lenard Youngs, his siblings George Day, Eleanor Day, and Charlotte Frear. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Beverly, his children Eileen Ozvold, Barbara and Michael Virgil, George and Lou Ann Day, Diane and Bill Angell, Keith and Lisa Day, Glenn and Susanne Day, 23 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, siblings Elsie Bickford, Helen and Mark Halom, and Pricilla DeNyse and sister-in-law Jane Moran. Family was always the most important thing to Dad. He also had a deep faith and was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Greene. He taught everyone in his family hard work, honesty, and integrity through example and was always willing to lend a helping hand, putting other’s needs before his own. He served his country in the Navy during World War II. He worked a combined 40 years at The Raymond Corporation. He owned and operated his own printing shop, Tri-Town Printing, for 10 years. He was also a licensed Ham Radio Operator years ago. He took an interest in music and was self-taught on multiple instruments, often giving lessons to his family members. Dad also wrote his own music along with multiple books of poems. He enjoyed working with his hands which included building and remodeling several homes for his children, growing his own vegetable garden, and learning other trades to solve almost any problem. He was a life-long Syracuse Basketball and New York Yankees fan, often coaching them through many games. He enjoyed watching and supporting his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in multiple sporting events and activities. Friends of the family may call Monday, May 28th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Root Funeral Home (23 N. Chenango St., Greene). Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to AVRE (Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc.) at 174 Court Street, Binghamton and the Greene Emergency Squad at 30 Birdsall Street, Greene or do a kind deed for another. Condolences may be made to the family at www.rootfh.com.