Passed away on Tuesday evening surrounded by his family on January 5, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 82. Ralph was born January 15, 1927 in Erin, NY a son of the late Percy and Dorothy Davis Chapman. He retired as a bus mechanic with the Horseheads Central School Dist. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marcia J. Ludy Chapman; son, Michael (Jennifer) Chapman of Poquosan, VA; daughter Patricia (Kim) Hiller of Frewsburg, NY, Amy (Gordon) Evans of Breesport, NY and Janice (Michael) Murray of Millport, NY; son-in-law, Gary (Connie) Noble of Simpsonville, SC; twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Ruth) Chapman of LasVegas, NV, David (Marge) Chapman of Mesa, AZ; sister, Alice (Mel) Anderson of Sun City, AZ and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be missed by his dog, Lucky. His son, Martin "Marty" Chapman, daughter, Kathy Noble, sister, Phyllis Bell, Peggy Keppler and Wilma Daughtery and brother, P. Al Chapman Jr., pre-decease him. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 11-2PM. Ralph's Memorial Service will follow at 2PM with Pastor Robert Stewart. His ashes will be placed in Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of the family.