Ralph Readout

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March 12, 1931 - February 12, 2014

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Ralph Earl Readout, age 82, was born on March 12, 1931 and passed away on February 12, 2014. Preceded in death by sister, Dorothy (John) Morris and brother Clarence Readout. Survived by loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy Ann (Dottie) Readout; brother Edward (Mackye) Readout; sister-in-law, Janice Readout and brother-in-law Howard (Barbara) Cassady. many wonderful family members, nieces, nephews and special nephew David Cassady. At Ralph’s request there will be no services. Private burial will be held at later date. In lieu of flowers friends may contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville, Ohio.


Sharon Roesinger Creamer - Feb 25, 2014

So very sad to read this. Mr. Readout was one of our favorite teachers and coach. My sincere sympathy to all his family and friends.

Don Eccles - Feb 25, 2014

Many Years ago, in 1959, a young basketball coach named Ralph Readout taught me how to dig deeper than I ever thought possible. I considered him to be one of the guiding forces in my life.
My condolences to the family.
Don Eccles


As a teacher and a coach he made a difference in many of our lives. There were a group of the class of 1962 girls that loved to play basketball, but Westerville did not have a girls basketball program. So in spite of his busy schedule, he coached us and taught us and ran our scrimmages. Wow, did we have fun and to be honest it seemed that he had fun too! He even took the time to take us to see Hop’s memorabilia once.
He cared about his students and athletes individually and instilled great analytical thinking skills in us. He was tough, but he cared more than most other teachers! My deepest sympathy and condolences to all. May the memories of the great man he was carry you this time of grief. With much respect, Michelle LeCrone (Regnier)

Richard Orndorff - Feb 15, 2014

Mr. Readout’s government class was always interesting because he gave a very good presentation. What you saw is what you got, a very caring person who was interested in showing the young what the world was like. He always taught us to think for ourselves. I liked and respected the man who dared to share his passion and intellect for important civil matters as well as for the virtues of sports. He is always remembered as one of the best high school teachers I ever had. May he rest in peace.

Patti Meyer - Feb 15, 2014

I loved him as many of his other students loved him. He opened our eyes to new ideas and taught us how to think for ourselves. He was a great coach and inspired my brother Ron to be the best athlete and best person he could be. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss, a loss felt by many, many students, like me, who are grateful to have had him as our teacher and coach.

Fritz Milligan - Feb 15, 2014

I treasure fond memories of “Mr. Readout” as a wonderful high school teacher and coach and a great inspiration for me and other Westerville High School students. Fritz Milligan, WHS Class of 1960

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