Ralph Harlander

Ralph William Harlander, 54, of North Riverside and formerly of Berwyn, died on Aug. 18, 2017. Born on Oct. 7, 1962, he graduated from Roosevelt University’s School of Journalism and was a sales representative for a manufacturing company. He was an active volunteer for many causes, including West Suburban Special Recreation, primary leader of All Weather Friends, fundraiser for the Salvation Army, member of NAMI Center, and a longtime member of the Thursday Evening Club. 

Ralph was the husband of Maria Harlander (nee Becerril); the son of William Harlander and the late Ramona Harlander (nee Hibner); the brother of Karen Harlander; the brother-in-law of John (Nydia Campos) Becerril, Robert (Jaime Green) Becerril and the late Rebecca Akhondi; and the uncle of Magdalena, Olivia and Julian Becerril. 

Visitation was held on Aug. 21 at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, followed by a funeral Mass on Aug. 22 at St. Cletus Church, with private interment at Forest Home Cemetery.