Ralph Joseph Putrock

  • Born: April 25, 1950
  • Died: October 26, 2015
  • Location: Glenville, New York

Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home

501 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Tel. (518) 374-0854

Tribute & Message From The Family

Glenville, NY – Ralph Joseph Putrock, 65 of Glenville died tragically in an automobile accident on Monday, October 26, 2015 in Glenville, NY.
Born on April 25, 1950, he was the son of the late Ralph Joseph Putrock, Sr. and Margaret Diamond. He attended Mount Pleasant High School in Schenectady. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War and was the recipient of multiple Purple Heart Medals, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device and Combat Medical Badge. After his time in the Army he then joined the United States Navy. Ralph loved dogs, most recently Bear and Molly, and spent most of his life pursuing his passions of restoring hot rod and muscle cars and riding motorcycles.
He is survived by his son Joe Putrock of Troy, NY and daughter Kelli Morningstar of Hinesville, GA as well as numerous grandchildren. He is also survived by Carmen Montanaro, whom he helped raise after the death of his best friend Michael Montanaro, and Jason Squires whom also grew up with Ralph.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. at the Rossi and Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union Street, Schenectady, NY. Burial will be Friday, November 6, 2015 at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. The funeral cortage will meet at the entrace of the cemetery at 12:15 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, New York 12871.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Another car show season with out you it definitely doesn't get any easier! I miss you more and more each day! You taught me how to drive,ride a motorcycle how to fix anything n most importantly how to be a great father! You would be so proud of your grandson
Silvio everytime he see's a 34 ford he says Papa Joe's car! Lol u may be gone but rest a sure your memory lives on! I love,miss and think about you every day!

Posted by Carmen Montanaro - Rotterdam, NY - Son   July 08, 2018

Sorry I'm late. When I originally saw this obit I didn't think it was Joe from Moyston Street. Just found out it was from another childhood friend from Eagle Street. RIP Joe, we didn't hang but you were a bud from the good old days on Moyston Street. We did see each other at a car show in 2014 and it was nice to reminisce with you. My prayers to you and your families!

Posted by Gary Pyzanowski - Schenectady NY   May 17, 2016

So sorry to hear of big joes passing. He was a friend and fellow car guy. He will be missed.

Posted by Jason Tagliaferri / Tags Upholstery - Gloversville, NY - Friend   November 10, 2015

we was really good friends we will miss u joe from the clark family u will allways be in are hearts

Posted by ashley clark - schenectady, NY   November 08, 2015

joey, you are such a special person to so many people. I am so saddened by your passing. Rest in Peace my friend.

Posted by Linda strange lape - Schenectady, NY - Friend   November 08, 2015

Sorry to learn of Joe's passing. He was a good friend. My condolence to all of his family.

Posted by Thomas Flanagan - Halfmoon, NY   November 07, 2015

Joey, Rest in Peace. You will be missed for your sense of humor, your love of family and being a great friend. God is with you forever in heaven.

Posted by linda Strang-Lape - Schenectady, NY   November 06, 2015

Joe you were a true person. Know you were loved by people who actually cared. Life in the fast lane brother. Take care of our brother Mark

Posted by Ed Squires - Rotterdam, NY   November 04, 2015

Joe, we are sad that you have left this earth. Let us hope that you find Michael in your travels. Thanks for your time with Carmen, it is appreciated. John and Pat Montanaro

Posted by John and Pat Montanaro - Hagaman, NY   November 04, 2015

Please accept our condolences. We shall keep you (Joe)and your family in our prayers.

Posted by Dolores/Ed Scheuer - Myrtle Beach, SC   November 04, 2015

joe worried a friend clak family will miss you you help god mess you joeyou will be miss

Posted by david clark - schenectady, NY   November 04, 2015

Joe,you were such a genuine and kind person always putting everyone else first. You will forever b missed and forever be loved. Knowing u was a tresure that will forever be charished.

Posted by Jess Squires - Rotterdam, NY   November 03, 2015

Sorry & Sad to hear of JOE'S passing....Surely One of a KIND! HE Always had a Joke to tell...Or....a New Vehicle to show...Will always remember the Good Times at the Ole Leather & LACE Bar...many years ago...Fly High & FREE! till we meet AGAIN!

Posted by BiLL - HAGAMAN, NY - Friend   November 03, 2015

Joe and Kelli, I am very sad for you
I send sincere condolences.

Posted by Linda Macaione - Chatham, NY   November 02, 2015


I have known Joe since the 70's,he was quite a character and always made me laugh.My favorite memory is when I threw a birthday party for my husband,I wanted a belly dancer but couldn't find one.Joe found out and surprised all of us by showing up as the belly dancer himself!.Needless to say he was the hit of the party,I was very grateful.Joe was a great guy with a heart of gold and left an indelible mark on every one he met.I hope heaven is ready for Joe!

Posted by Paula Supley - Glenville, NY - friend   November 02, 2015

Enjoyed seeing him at Car Shows and cruises. He will be missed

Posted by Bujrnie Armstrong - Schenectady, NY - Car Show Friend   November 02, 2015

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by oj carlos - palm bay, FL   November 02, 2015


Posted by Michelle Palleschi - Schenectady, NY   November 01, 2015

R. I. P. Joe: We are gone but you will never be forgotten. You had a heart of gold, always there to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it.
You will be greatly missed by all who knew you.

Posted by Ida and Mike Drexler - Schenectady, NY   November 01, 2015

Mike and I are so sorry
Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family

Posted by eileen clark - glenville, NY   November 01, 2015

May God bring Peace to the family, our condolences from the Bourdeau family

Posted by john/laura bourdeau - Fort Worth, TX   November 01, 2015

Rest in Peace joe Now you are at Peace our Friend Root/Hood Family

Posted by Dennis/Mary Hood - Schenectady, NY   November 01, 2015

Joe I remember the good days growing up. We had fun and later on when my brother died you made a thanksgiving dinner for us. You have a big heart than and still do. RIP Bro Noe

Posted by Noe Boilard - Schenectady, NY   November 01, 2015

Prayers for you and your family, Kelli and Joe. He had to have been someone very special Kelli for you to be the person you are. May he rest in peace! God has it under control and you will see him again for sure!!! Love you!!

Posted by Sue Usry - Metter, GA   November 01, 2015

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Shelia, Earl McGinley - Midway, GA   November 01, 2015

Joe will be missed

Posted by pat and marie - schenectady, NY   November 01, 2015

Joe remember the good times when we were growing up.And when my brother died in November you put on a thanksgiving dinner for us.You are a true friend.

Posted by Noe Boilard - Schenectady, NY   November 01, 2015

I am sorry to hear that Joe Passed. I met Joe in the 1970's when he lived around the corner from me in Schenectady. We shared an interest in vintage cars,hot rods and cars in general. We would see each other thru the years at different places. My thoughts and prayers are with Joe's family. Don.

Posted by Don Wemple Jr. - Schenectady, NY - Friend   November 01, 2015