Ralph Edward Muzzy – Ferrisburgh

Ralph Edward Muzzy passed away peacefully in the early evening of Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at his home in Ferrisburgh. Ralph was born on April 9, 1942, the youngest son of George F. and Flora (Perkins) Muzzy. He was raised in Ferrisburgh and graduated from Edmunds High School in Burlington in 1960. After graduation, he enrolled in General Electric’s apprenticeship program and was trained as an industrial engineer. He and his family moved to the Northeast Kingdom in the 1970s where he continued to work in the industrial field. Finally, in 2014, Ralph retired from a 25 year career with Biotek Instruments in Winooski as their hazardous materials and safety manager. He and his wife, Elaine, loved to learn and try new things: biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, new music, technology, gadgets and cameras, genealogy, and traveling. They established their own professional photography business, The Custom Image, and he was a past director and past vice-president of Vermont Professional Photographer’s Association. He had recently achieved contacting 100 different countries by ham radio with ARRL certificate pending. Ralph was a third generation Mason, an organization which he credited for offering steady support to his mother after his father’s sudden death when he was a young child. Because Ralph witnessed that example, he thereafter lived to be of comfort and help to his fellow man, so his family asks that donations be sent to the Friendship Lodge #24 of Free and Accepted Masons in Charlotte; or the Ferrisburgh Fire Department, in his memory. Among Ralph’s survivors is a brother, Bill and sister-in-law, Mona, of Shelburne; and his brother’s son, Michael of Shelburne. Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015, from 6 to 8pm at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home, 48 So. Maple St., Vergennes. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 4pm at the funeral home.