Ralph Graham Glover of Jamesport, formerly of Cutchogue and Huntington, died at his home on Nov. 23, 2022. He was 89 years old.
He was born on April 22, 1933 in Greenport to Ralph and Une Belle Glover. He graduated from Southold High School, where he was an honor student and earned varsity letters in baseball and basketball. He attended St. Lawrence University in Canton and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. As an ROTC student he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant and served in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps in Frankfurt, Germany. He was appointed Athletic Officer of Northern Area Command as well as playing coach of the NACOM Black Knight baseball team.
He worked for NY Telephone Co. as a division manager. He was active and served as the chapter president in Manhattan and vice president of Telephone Pioneers of America, leading service and humanitarian efforts in the U.S. and Canada. He retired in June 1987.
On June 28, 1958 he married Esther Jane Luyster of Huntington. They raised a family of three sons in Huntington.
His hobbies included coaching Little League, gardening, traveling throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Canada, and photography. He was a member of the Woodbury United Methodist Church while living in Huntington. He served as a political party committeeman and was active in his community.
He and his wife moved to Cutchogue in 1994. Soon after, he became active in the Cutchogue United Methodist Church, the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council, and the Southold Historical Society as a Horton Point Lighthouse keeper. He served as president of his property owners association and was. a member of the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library board of trustees, serving as president for two years.
In 2001, he and his wife moved to Maidstone Landing Condos in Jamesport. He became a member of Mattituck Presbyterian Church.
Predeceased by his wife Esther Jane and son, Robert, he is survived by his sons Richard of Northport and James (Joanne) of Cutchogue, by grandchildren Amanda, Caitlin, Tyler, J. Maxwell, Sophie, Ella and Hazel, and three great-grandchildren Slade, Maverick and Dax. He is also survived by his sister Margaret Lemieux of Coopersville, Michigan.
A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. James F. Cubie officiating. Interment will be private at the Cutchogue Cemetery.
Memorial donations to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 would be appreciated.