Southington- Rolf H. "Ralph" Fiederlein, 61 husband of Lila (Farley) Fiederlein passed away on Thursday, December 22 at MidState Medical Center after a 10 year battle with leukemia. He was born October 4, 1944 in Vohrenbach, Germany a son of Berta (Saier) Fiederlein and the late Franze Fiederlein. He was employed at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 42 years until his recent retirement and was a member of the Meriden Turner Society. The family wishes to thank Dr. Gary Tansino and the nurses at MidState Medical Center for their excellent care. In addition to his wife Lila, he is survived by a daughter and her husband, Amy-Jo and James Reid of Meriden, a brother and his wife, Erich and Marilyn Fiederlein of Wallingford, one unborn grandchild, two nephews and their spouses, Erich & Donna Fiederlein and Christopher & Kristen Fiederlein as well as many cousins and relatives across the United States and Germany. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, December 27 at 11:00 am at St. Rose of Lima Church, Center St., Meriden. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Monday, Dec. 26 from 6-8pm. If desired contributions in Ralph's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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  1. Amy-Jo: Having lost my father 10 years ago, I can honestly say . I know what you’re going through.. You are right though, our fathers ARE always with us. In spirit, and in our hearts, forever. I am very sorry that I was unable to attend the services, but please know I am thinking about you (and your mother) at this very difficult time. Love (and my deepest sympathies) Aunt Christy

  2. Berta & family, We were sorry to hear about your son’s passing. Our prayers are with you. Dot (Unimax)

  3. Dear Ralph Words can’t express the way I feel.You were more then a good friend to us you were family. You were like a brother to me and a uncle to my kids we will miss you dearly We had some good times together and I will never forget you will always be with me in my memories and in my heart forever. Love Rosemary Lila know one can ever know the sorrow you are going through unless they been their them self. I’ll always be their for you and Amy-Jo.Love your friend Rosemary

  4. Dear Ralph, I will always remember your laughter and smiles. I know now that your at peace and without pain, now it is us who feel the pain but we will learn from you and be strong and smile when we think of you. You are greatly missed but we know your always with us. Thank you for the chance to know you.

  5. Dear Ralph, Our prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest sympathy is extended to them all. The good times we had with you we will always remember. May you rest in peace. Love, Jim, Kathy,Maureen and Robbie

  6. Dear Ralph…I cannot explain how this hit me..I will always remember the good times.Now you are at peace and no more suffering.You will be missed greatly. Love from your Brother and Marilyn

  7. I will never forget you for as long as i live. You are a great uncle and you fought a good fight. I will miss you with all my heart. I will never forget the coffee and sprinkle doughnuts you used to bring over. I Love You…PS..I got 2 A’s this semester.

  8. Lila and Amy Jo, We are all very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father Ralph. Please except our sympathy. Sue,Randy,Marcus and Stephanie

  9. Lila and Amy Jo, We are all very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father Ralph. Please except our sympathy. Sue,Randy,Marcus and Stephanie

  10. Lila and Amy Jo, We are all very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father Ralph. Please except our sympathy. Sue,Randy,Marcus and Stephanie We will miss you very much. Lila, call me if you want to talk. Sue

  11. Lila, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I just found out today at work. If you need anything at all call me 203-639-0589. I’ll see you soon, Bob

  12. Lila, My mother and sister wanted me to let you know how sorry they are to hear about Ralph’s passing away. My mother said to let you know that she knows exactly how you must be feeling right now. She had 53 years with my father before we lost him in Febuary this year. It has been 6 and a half years since we lost my brother. The one thing that helps my mother is knowing that my father and brother are together now. Please take care of yourself. Except all the help your family wants to give you. Also Lila, Stephanie felt so bad that she was not with Randy and I when we went to the funeral home. She said to tell you how sorry she is. Please take care of yourself and except our sympathy. Sorry about all the other messages, I didn’t know they all got in the book. Sue

  13. Lila, Rich Paquette from the Edgetek crew. I am very sorry to hear about Ralph. Please feel free to call or email me if you need anything. 860-276-8515.

  14. Lila…I knew when I answered my phone this morning and heard your voice that something was terribly wrong, but never dreamed it was the devastating news that you had lost your husband. I’m so very sorry and wish we lived closer so that I could be there for you.I’m keeping you in my thoughts & prayers and am here if you ever need to talk. Love and prayers to you & family. .Judy.

  15. Lila: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. I have lost your home address and am unable to send you a card. Please call me when you get this message. Maria Coon

  16. My condolences to your entire family. Ralph worked for me on 3rd shift, during this time we had many discussions about life and family. Ralph was a great co-worker and a great person, he was loved by all. One of his biggest goals was to be around to see his little girl get married, this had to have been a great day for him. It was an honor to know him.

  17. My heart cannot fully express my emotions that I would like to share about the man Rolf Fiederlein. I will never forget the trips we took back in the day. The first time I ever went to Hawaii was with the Fiederlein family. I know he is watching over you all and our hearts go out to you….With Love, The Wheaton Family

  18. My sincere condolences,to the Fiederlein family and friends.We will miss you Ralph. An old friend at Pratt.Don

  19. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and I will never forget Matthew and I meeting Ralph in the barber shop and the next day Matthew was playing with his toys and pretending Ralph was playing with him, just talking away to an invisible Ralph like he was right there and now we can all talk to Ralph in our prayers and take peace that he is with the Lord and watching over us all.

  20. Ralph : I will always remember you in my heart.You where one on my best friends.I hope you are at rest and having no more pain.All that knew you can tell great memories that they shared with you.May God Bless you and your family. Always in my heart.Ron.

  21. Ralph you are stronger and braver than I could ever hope to be. You have taught me more than I could ever explain. I feel so lucky to be part of your family and I want you to know how much I appreciate everything you and Lila have done for us. We will miss you greatly but I know you will always show us the way.

  22. The battle is over and peace has begun……..i love you Dad and i know your with me always………

  23. To all of those who knew and loved Ralph, Our sincere condolences and best wishes are with you at this difficult time. We will miss Ralph greatly but cherish his memory forever…

  24. To my son Rolf, my love is with you but i know your not in pain anymore and i will miss you and always love you. Love, Mom

  25. To the Fiederlein family May the memories of Ralph always be with you in your time of sorrow . Love Rosemary

  26. We remember the awsome time we had with Rolph last summer. The wedding, dancing and riding with him in the antique car. He made us feel awsome. Now he is with God and he is awsome.

  27. You are at peace now Ralph. I will always remember riding to Hartford with you in your VW. We broke down on my 21st birthday.John P picked us up in his truck,and it began to snow.You will be missed by all.God Bless you and your family. — Dan —

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