Roy St. George Ralph, 93, of Waldoboro, a humble and compassionate man, died peacefully in his home on Monday afternoon, June 6, 2011, surrounded by his loved ones. Someone once said, “You are the person we all aspire to be.”

Roy grew up learning the value of patience and humility. Having left school before graduation to help support his mother and siblings, he acquired responsibility and wisdom beyond any college degree. He passed that wisdom on to his children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On a summer day in the early ’30s, he saw the love of his life standing on the porch of Damariscotta Lake Farm. After several escapades including taking the roof of his car off as he drove through a chicken coop, he got the courage to ask this woman to be his bride. His love for this woman grew every year during their 68 years of marriage. Roy served honorably for three and a half years in the Army Air Force in Valdosta, Ga., after which he and Berdina moved back to Maine to start a family.

His brother, the entrepreneur of the family, opened a Chevrolet dealership in Waldoboro, where Roy worked and was service manager for 32 years. He loved boating, fishing, golf and spending time on Damariscotta Lake but mostly just being with his family. Roy was a member of Charles C. Lilly American Legion Post 149 and the Waldoboro United Methodist Church.

Roy was predeceased by his son, Gary Ralph in 1996.

In addition to his loving wife, Berdina Ralph, Roy is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Savage and her husband, Bruce, of Phippsburg; a daughter-in-law, Ann Ralph of Boulder, Colo.; his sister, Evelyn Miller of Waldoboro; a grandson, Trevor Ralph of Cumming, Ga.; a granddaughter, Melanie Wilson of Boulder, Colo.; and six grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a graveside service to celebrate Mr. Ralph’s life Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m. in the Orff’s Corner Cemetery. The Rev. Robert E. Dorr will officiate. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Mr. Ralph’s memory to CHANS Home Health Care, 60 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011; or Phippsburg Fire and Rescue, 1042 Main Road, Phippsburg, ME 04562.

Arrangements are with Smeltzer Family Cremation and Funeral Service, Waldoboro.