Ralph William Quartetti

  • Born: June 10, 1935
  • Died: August 29, 2009
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida

Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Centers

2201 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33704

Tel. (727) 822-2059

Tribute & Message From The Family

Quartetti, Ralph William 74, Born Chicago Illinois, Died Saturday August 29, 2009. He graduated from University of Illinois following three years of service with the US Army. Ralph and his family have been residents of St Petersburg since 1972, where he continued his passion for sailing. Ralph enjoyed local yacht racing and extensive cruising that carried him from upper Lake Michigan through parts of the Caribbean including two trips to Cuba and Isla Mujeres, Mexico. He is a past Commodore of the St. Petersburg Sailing Association and Dolphin Cruising Club. Ralph was a well respected local residential developer. His company Sun Ketch Construction was builder of the year in 2001 and he was twice president of the Pinellas County Contractors and Builders Association. Ralph also served as member of the Board of Directors for Raymond James and Associates for 10 years. Ralph's contribution to the community can be seen throughout surrounding counties, where he has built over 1400 homes. He has made significant contributions to his church, St. Raphael's Catholic Church guiding the church through various business affairs including construction of the new church. He also has taken part as spiritual advisor for baptismal instruction and R.C.I.A. In addition to his aforementioned accomplishments, Ralph always placed family first and took great pride with his wife of 51 years, Bernadine, in raising and mentoring their four children and eight grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Bernadine, brother Leonard (Marijane), his sons Michael (Mary Ann), Tom (Patti), and daughters, Nina (Steve Fuchs), Gia (Mike McCue) and eight loving grandchildren.Ralph was a man of great integrity, teacher of life who taught by example. His dedication to faith and family will be remembered by all that knew him.A visitation will be held on Friday, September 4, 2009 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. with a funeral mass on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11 AM at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Raphael's Catholic Church.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Our prayers are with all of the Quartetti family at this time. May God keep you in His loving care during this difficult time. Ralph was a dedicated and loyal man to God, family, community and friends. He will be missed. Sincere Condolences, Rod & Gail Brazzell

Posted by Rod & Gail Brazzell - St. Petersburg, FL   September 05, 2009

My prayers and thoughts are with the Quartetti family at this time. May Ralph be embraced by God's big bear hug at this time.

Posted by Scott Petrucci - FL   September 04, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Brad & Jacquie Carpenter - St. Petersburg, FL   September 04, 2009

Bernie, I was so sorry to hear of Ralph's death. Although I knew him primarily as a sailor and Commodore of the Dolphin Sailing Club, I always found him friendly, humerous and quick to welcome this stranger from Texas. May God bless you Bernie and the entire family. Ray Pollard Crewmember Sailing Vessel, OSPREY

Posted by Ray Pollard - Carrollton, TX   September 03, 2009

Our love and prayers are extended to all of you in this special time. The Quartetti family contruction business is known for top quality and much care given. God's Love, Light and Healing energy are sent to you now and always. Our true loss but definitely Heaven's gain, Donna

Posted by Donna Bryan - St. Petersburg, FL   September 03, 2009

Sorry to hear the news about Ralph, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Eileen Claypool RN.C Bayfront Pulmonary Rehab

Posted by Eileen Claypool RN.C - St.Petersburg, FL   September 02, 2009

You will be missed Ralph! God bless you. Mark Maconi

Posted by Mark Maconi - New Port Richey, FL   September 01, 2009

Dear Bernie and family, we are saddened to lose our fellow sailor and friend so soon. We have always enjoyed Ralph and especially his infectuous laugh. We have had many great cruises with you and will always value and remember them. We know Ralph is in a good place, and we know you will miss him dearly, but he is still with us when we look at his children and grandchildren. God Bless you all. LOve, Ted and Vicky Steinwender

Posted by Ted and Vicky Steinwender - St. Petersburg, FL   September 01, 2009