Ralph E. Van Hoesen, Sr. of Catskill, passed away peacefully on May 7 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of William Van Hoesen and Lena Powell of Athens, New York.
After graduation from Catskill High School in 1943, he enlisted in the US Army where he earned the rank of Staff Sgt. He then attended extended courses in criminology at St. Lawrence University. He had a career at Coxsackie Correctional Facility for 40 years.