Ralph Boyd DeCristoforo

November 2010

The Good Shepherd family is mourning the loss of Ralph DeCristoforo, longtime donor and friend, who passed away on November 14. Ralph was the fiance of Sally Gammon, Good Shepherd president and CEO. He was a familiar face at many Good Shepherd fund raisers, gracing each occasion with his elegance, and warm and wonderful smile.

Born and raised in Waterbury, CT., Ralph had a long and successful career in human resources and hospital administration. Most recently, he was executive vice president of DHR International's Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Group.

Ralph was a generous donor with a special place in his heart for children. In his honor, the Ralph DeCristoforo Memorial Fund has been established to support the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made online. (Please select "Pediatrics" as the recipient of your gift and indicate  in the appropriate field that you are dedicating your gift in memory of Ralph DeCristoforo.)

Checks may be made payable to "Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network" indicating the gift is for the "Ralph DeCristoforo Memorial Fund" and sent to: Development Dept., Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, 850 S. 5th Street, Allentown, PA 18103.

Please direct questions about the memorial fund to David Lyons, vice president for development, at 610-778-1075 or email him at dlyons@gsrh.org. Any additional inquiries can be directed to Barbara Wean at 610-776-3351.

A memorial service is being planned for the Lehigh Valley. Details will be made avaiilable on the Good Shepherd website when they are finalized.