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Shur, Ralph Kenneth

Male 1952 - 2020  (67 years)


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  • Name Shur, Ralph Kenneth  [1, 2, 3
    Born 7 Apr 1952  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    _UID 47059E4732B14E09850A4627C9A9B8B1425F 
    Died 29 Mar 2020  Rockville, Montgomery, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I17384  My Family Tree | All Descendents of Abraham and Sarah Dunsky (I6345)
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2020 

    Father Shur, Henry,   b. 12 May 1924, Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 2004, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Dunn, Esther S.,   b. 23 Nov 1924, Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 2018, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1946  Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Family ID F5682  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Herbig, Gail 
    Children 
    +1. Shur, Melanie
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F6436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ralph Kenneth Shur was born April 7, 1952 in Washington, DC to Henry and Esther Shur and died March 29, 2020 in Rockville, MD of cardiac arrest. He leaves behind a daughter, Melanie Douglass (James) and two granddaughters, Helena Douglass and Cora Douglass of Washington, DC; a sister, Deborah Shur Trinker of Fairfield, CT, two nieces, and his ex-wife, Gail Shur Paulson and husband, David, as well as several close and caring friends (Paul, Hartley, Whitey, Andy, and Karen). Ralph was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his early 20's and worked to carve a life for himself despite serious medical and psychiatric disabilities. He graduated from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda in 1970 and earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies from American University (1975). He studied law at New England Law School in the early 1980's and worked for several years in the mortgage banking field. During his later years he struggled to maintain his independence living on Disability with bouts of homelessness and behavioral health episodes, and it was through the efforts of numerous committed advocates in Montgomery County that he obtained permanent housing with home health supports. Ralph was a lifelong pescatarian and adored listening to music by the Grateful Dead and the Beatles.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1060] Obituary, for Henry (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S264] U.S. Public Records Index, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007).

    3. [S1060] Obituary.

    4. [S1960] Helen Dunn.

    5. [S2100] Obituary, for Henry (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S2210] New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967.