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Ralph J. Brodd, PhD.
September 8, 1928 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old
DR. RALPH J. BRODD, age 95. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Siegle) for 73 years; devoted father of Wayne, Lynn Faenza (Joe), and Bill; cherished grandfather of Matthew Brodd, Stephanie Woodman, Stacy Rainwater (Chris), Angela Myford (Erik), David Faenza (Jocelyn), Alora Brodd, and Kendall Mareovich (Wes); loving great grandfather of 11.
Dr. Brodd grew up in the mid-west state of Illinois. He earned a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Texas and went on to work in the field of lead-acid, Ni-Cd and lithium batteries in various businesses, performing research and development of high-power-density thin film batteries. He has achieved many awards and accolades for his knowledge and work. He was, at one point, the President of the Electrochemical Society and consulted around the world. He loved to travel, enjoy fine dining and sipping good wine. He especially loved it when his wife would accompany him on his business and leisure travels, allowing them to see amazing sights in many countries. He had a true love for work, travel, and providing for his family. He was a gentle and humble man. He will be remembered for his laughter, his sense of humor and a radiant smile. We thank God for calling him home to eternal life through Christ Jesus.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory are suggested to Echo Hospice of Cleveland, 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, OH 44131
Final resting place will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge, IL
Arrangements by the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71).