Flying Tiger Line
Pilots Association

Ralph A. Grella

In Memoriam

February 3, 1952 - February 8, 2017

Ralph was born on February 3, 1952 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and passed away in his home in Santa Rosa on Friday, February 10th, 2017. He is survived by his daughter Kate, son Max, mother Marian, sister, Chris, brother, Pete, and his beloved dog Roxy. Ralph built an exceptional career as a pilot, flying for FedEx and Flying Tigers. He is most noted for tinkering in the garage on his engines, loud laugh, smile and generosity.

A memorial was held to honor Ralph on Friday, February 24th at 11:30 a.m. at Legends at the Bennet Valley Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that friends and family donate to the American Diabetes Association .

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