Ralph Brazofsky, 86, Haines, Oregon, passed away on July 4, 2020, at his residence. A service for Ralph will be held later on in the summer.
Ralph was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 4, 1933. He lived with his parents, four brothers, and two sisters. Ralph joined the Army just before his 17th birthday and deployed to Korea in 1951 as a tank commander in the Korean war. In 1959, he moved to Oregon, where he studied to be a teacher. After graduation, he taught history, social studies, and math at Medford Mid-High and South Medford High School until 1988 when he retired. He and his wife, Judy, would spend their summers at their small ranch in Haines and moved there full time in 2001. They enjoyed fishing and camping when they were not working on their ranch.
Ralph is survived by his wife Judy of 49 years and two sons. Timothy, who lives in Salem, Oregon, with his wife Stephani, and Mike who lives in Haines, Oregon, with his wife Korie and son Jose.
Memorial contributions in honor of Ralph may be made to DAV (Disabled American Veteran) through Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
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