Ralph "Rusty" Summers, a longtime Warwick resident, passed away December 9, 2011 at the Providence VAMC. Mr. Summers was husband of the late Geraldine Mackie Summers.
Mr. Summers was born in Amarillo, Texas. He was predeceased by his parents Ralph Summers and Beulah McClenny-Summers, and his sister, Georgena Summers Stevenson, all of Texas. Ralph was a proud Navy veteran, serving in the Vietnam War and was based for a period of time at Quonset Naval Air Station, Point Magoo, Calif. and Antarctica. He was a member of the Disabled American Veteran's Group.
Mr. Summers was a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and Rhode Island College.
He worked for the Veterans Administration and in private business. He was the proprietor of Ralph's Roadside Market on Narragansett Parkway in Warwick.
Visitation is Dec. 13 from 4-5 p.m. at Jones-Walton-Sheridan Funeral Home, with a funeral service at 5 p.m. Interment will be private at Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.